Signs You Might Be Ready for a New Career

Are you dreading going to work every day? Have you gone months, even years at a time, without a promotion or a notable raise? Are your talents being underutilised and does your current position no longer feel challenging to you? If so, don’t worry. You may be ready for a new career, and it’s worth exploring. One of the biggest mistakes someone can make when thinking about changing careers is assuming they’ll know it when they see it. They just “feel” they made the right decision. Well, sure – except feelings aren’t everything. Several subtle signs practically scream that you need to change careers and if you look out for them you might spot when you need to get yourself out of a rut.

  • You dread going to work tomorrow

While we’re all more than familiar with the nagging feeling of the Sunday night blues, it becomes more concerning if, every night, you dread the thought of going to work the next day. If working a job that makes you miserable has become the norm for you, it’s likely that it is negatively affecting your quality of life. We often tell ourselves to deal with the misery because we’ve already put too much time and effort into getting where we are, but why not challenge yourself to make a change when it’s within your power? After all, it’s worth taking the risk to put your mental health and happiness at the forefront of your decision-making.

  • You have a poor work/life balance

Burnout is a state where you are physically and emotionally exhausted from dealing with your job. You hear yourself saying things like “I’ve hit the wall” or “I feel drained.” Having time to relax with your family or doing something you enjoy becomes impossible or even a chore. You feel mentally, emotionally, and all-around burnt out. But it doesn’t need to be like that. If your working hours, days, or shift patterns aren’t suiting you, why not look elsewhere for a role with suitable working hours specifically for you?

  • You’ve learnt everything you can, and your career has stalled

When you’re working and there are no challenges that motivate you to do your best, it can feel like you’re not moving forwards in your job. Many people consider a career change when they feel they’ve plateaued. This means they don’t feel motivated in their role anymore. When you know that a certain job is going nowhere and you don’t see any promotion opportunities available to you, then a career change might be the best option for you if you want to move up and have more challenges.

  • You aren’t getting the pay rise you deserve

If your employer isn’t willing to meet your salary expectations, it may be time to start looking for something new. While money isn’t everything, if you have a similar role to your peers but are making less money, it can make you feel less valued and feels unfair. The longer you stay in this situation, the harder the gap between your current salary and the amount others are making will be to close. Getting a new job where you’ll get paid fairly can take away any financial worries or stress about paying the bills each month and taking care of things at home.

  • You lack motivation

Everyone at work has days where their energy or enthusiasm levels have dipped, and that is normal. No one is absolutely fascinated at work all day every day. However, it’s hard to be productive if you’re not motivated by what goes on at work each day. Work should be challenging but also rewarding and fulfilling! If you’re struggling to stay awake out of boredom or you’re tired of the same old routine, then it’s probably a sign you’re ready to move on.

  • You’re already looking elsewhere

If you spend time searching LinkedIn for jobs, bookmarking interesting roles on Indeed or sitting at your desk wondering if the grass is greener on the other side, then you need to get out of your current job and into an exciting new role.


Ready to move on? Let SRS Partnership get you that brand new, exciting, and fulfilling role that’s been on your mind this whole time. Take your first step by contacting us and uploading your cv today.

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