When you are trying to figure out if a career change is the right decision, there are numerous things you should ask yourself. Is my career making me happy? Is this what I want to do for the rest of my life? Do the pros outweigh the cons when I come to work every day? Is my workplace positively or negatively affecting other aspects of my life? Am I passionate about my career?
If the answers to these questions were positive, you are one of the few that has found a suitable career. Some people invest a lot of time and money into a career that they later find out is not the right path for them. Stepping out of the comfort zone that many people develop after being at a job for a long time can be difficult. If you dread going to work every day, making a change in your career might be the best option for the sake of your personal happiness and well-being. However, some people often mistake unhappiness in other aspects of their life to be falsely caused by stemming from their workplace. Having a career coach to guide you through this process can help you determine if changing careers is the right decision for you.
You should also consider these questions:
- What do I want out of my career besides money?
- How many hours during the workday am I happy with my job?
- What do I do outside of work that makes me happy?
- What do I enjoy doing while I am at work?
- If I got the chance to start my career over and change paths, would I?