Why It’s Never Too Late August 17, 2010Posted by careersuccessions in Uncategorized.
Tags: career, career successions, career transition, find a better job, find a new job, get a better job, job search
Here at Career Successions, you may hear the term “career transition” pretty often. We are referring to those who have a career – whether you are fresh out of college and just starting out on your workforce-path or have been working in the same industry or job for ten years, twenty years, or more – and are in a place to change careers.
There are many reasons to want – or need – to make a career change, even if you’ve been trudging along the same path for decades. You may be dissatisfied with the practical aspects of your career such as your boss, your pay, or the lack of opportunities to move up in the company. Perhaps you’re feeling tired, bored, or passion-less at work. Maybe you’ve found yourself working in a non-sustainable industry or one that is being replaced as technology advances. It could just be time for something new!
In fact, “If you are stuck in a poorly fitting job and feel trapped there, it can have a tremendously negative impact on your spirit, motivation and health,” says Beverly Potter, Ph.D., lecturer, consultant and author of Finding a Path with a Heart: How to Go from Burnout to Bliss. “You actually start feeling fatigued, heavy and down. Your immune system is affected. Your level of general interest is affected. Everything slides.”
As necessary as it may seem, there is no doubt that a career transition is daunting in many ways. Even if you’re tired, fed up, or outright hate your current job, it’s still a job, and one for which you presumably are paid. The economy isn’t in the most ideal position, and many of us who are lucky enough to be employed may feel like we should just hunker down and remain grateful for the job we have – even if deep down, we hate it. Not to mention that any big and significant change can be scary – there’s no way to predict what the future will hold, whether a new job or career will really satisfy, whether you will make the right choice, or whether you will fail or succeed in your efforts.
Or, you may feel like it’s too late. Perhaps you’ve invested a significant portion of your life to your current career. You might find the idea of starting over at your age or in your current position impractical, silly, or not worth it.
The bottom line is this: It is never too late to be happy.
If you have found yourself in a situation in which becoming happy involves a potential career transition, we encourage you to embrace the opportunity! You are in the unique place to take the time to evaluate your life thus far and seriously consider what you want out of the rest of it. You could be standing on the edge of the best career of your life.
The Career Successions team takes this part of the career-hunt very seriously. We have gone beyond the tangible methods of finding a job and have taken care to include expert guidance and tips on making sure you find the right fit – so that when you do find a better job, faster, it will be one that fulfills you as a person, not just your wallet. To get started, check out our expert, Susan Whitcomb’s seminar on assessing your assets and determining your direction – and remember, it’s never too late to find the career you’ve always dreamed of!