5 signs it’s time for a career change

July 13, 2016

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Online study options are great tools to have at your disposal when it comes time to make a change in your professional life. But how do you know exactly when that time has come? Here are a few signs that it might be time for you to look into making a career change.

You don’t feel challenged

One of the most rewarding feelings you can have professionally is coming up with solutions to problems. For some people, being able to cruise through every day mindlessly without having any issues that require critical thinking is fine. But for many, a professional role needs to have challenges that test the ability of yourself and your team. When you feel like you aren’t encountering any new challenges, it might be time to move on.

You aren’t learning anything new

Almost everybody from company presidents down to employees charged with the most menial tasks can keep learning new and better ways to improve their ability to do their jobs. Upskilling and learning more about your chosen industry should be something you look forward to doing. A lack of new skills and knowledge can make a job far less fulfilling.

You’re only in it for the pay

Sure, just about everybody goes to work because they need a way to pay for everyday expenses associated with food, shelter and clothing as well as more luxurious activities such as social outings and holidays. But if the only reason you’re sticking with your job is because of money, you might be in trouble. 

You don’t enjoy going to work

This is perhaps the most obvious reason why it might be time for a career change. Not everybody has to wake up with a big smile on their face every morning when it’s time to head into the office. But at the same time, it’s a pretty bad sign if you dread heading in to work each day.

You find yourself thinking about a different career

If you sit around wishing that you could be doing something else with your professional life, there’s a good chance you probably should be! This is especially true if what you dream of doing is something feasible, as opposed to becoming an astronaut or professional athlete.

If you’re experiencing some or all of these signs, it might be time for you to look into making a change. BCA National makes it easy to study online and take courses that can help you set out on your new professional path. Ready to get out of the boardroom and into a classroom? Our online education courses can help you get there. Consider our Diploma in Counselling or other community services courses if you want to spend your time helping those in need. Whichever route you decide to go, just go. BCA National is home to some of the best online courses in Australia. Learn more about how we can help you make the change today.