Finding the right career path is different for everyone. Some people find their career so easily, it’s as if destiny intervened; while others take a while to decide exactly what’s right for them. For some, the desire to explore a different path strikes later in life; even after being in the same career for years.
If you fall into the last group, it’s important to know you aren’t alone in feeling this way. According to a recent nonprofit study, 71% of the American workforce is looking to switch up their jobs. In a time where the average person changes jobs 12 times over the course of their career, it is becoming the new normal to hop around before landing on the job that is the perfect fit for you.
Knowing when the right time to make a career change is tricky, but there are some surefire signs that you’re ready to move on. Maybe you’re just ready for a change of pace, and don’t feel motivated by your workload anymore. Maybe you’re experiencing burnout, and dread going into work every morning. Maybe you and your boss just don’t mesh, and that relationship is affecting your performance. Whatever the reason, if you’re feeling like you want to explore your different options, it’s probably time to make a change.
Luckily, you don’t have to navigate this change alone. Using this flowchart provided by Turbo Intuit will help you decide if it’s time for you to make a career change, along with tips on making the transition as easy as possible. While this time of transition will be scary and uncertain, it’s important to remember how much it will pay off for you (and your career) in the end.