Interesting fact: by age 50 the average person has had 12 different jobs. That means 12 changes in career paths; because sometimes this just means changing industries, sometimes changing responsibilities, changing jobs, nevertheless, in the end it just means people leave their jobs; and this number might even increase with the fast pace of society.

Why are we talking about this? Education is an essential tool for those seeking to change direction in their career paths, in fact some of our students enroll in our courses to do just that! At ELLE Education we believe everyone should follow their passion even if it seems scary, life is about taking risks and seeking fulfillment. Your job ends up playing a big role, and changes carve your way to success, given this importance, today we are going to talk about signs that point that it’s time to change careers.  

First, let’s get this out of the way, this is a great year to change careers, with the current state of the world gaps in your CV are explainable and reasonable. Even though it’s also reasonable to stay in your safe zone given the already mentioned current state of the world, it’s also an opportunity to explore what you have always wanted to do. Nothing can be worse than everything that’s already happened…

1- You daydream about a different job

If you are constantly thinking about what your life would look like if you didn’t have to stay at your current job, this is your mind telling you that you don’t want to be there and seeking escape even if imaginary.

2- You really don’t want to show up to your workplace

If you spend the whole weekend stressed out about Monday chances are you are very unhappy. You can’t even enjoy your downtime because you dread your job so much.

3-Your job is starting to affect your personal life

If you are constantly tired, have insomnia, headaches, or permanently stressed and this is affecting your social life, family life, and love life, you should find something else.

4-You don’t feel like you are making an impact

A job is a way in which we contribute to society, if you don’t feel like your job makes a difference, and it’s pointless you are probably not very happy in your position. 

5- You are apathetic

Highly related to the previous point, but if you have no initiative or enthusiasm for your work, and you are just doing the minimum this is probably not the right place for you.

6-Your salary isn’t enough for the misery you feel going to work

Before a paycheck may have made it all worth it at the end of the month, but now you feel like you are wasting your time and potential, another clear sign this is not the place for you.

The world is changing everyday, and there is no guarantee that tomorrow it will go back to what we called “normality”, many jobs are increasingly becoming obsolete, you might as well do something you love! (and if that it’s in the world of lifestyle, we may be able to help you, click here)