There are all sorts of reasons, both positive and negative, for considering a career change. Maybe you’re still at the company that hired you fresh out of college, and even though you’ve enjoyed your time there, you’re curious about what else is out there. Or, maybe you’ve been miserable for years, and something happened last week that was the last straw.
There are all different types of career changes, too. You can completely change industries, or you can stay in your field and take on a new role. You can become your own boss, or decide to work for someone after being self-employed. Or, maybe you’re ready to return to work after taking a few years off (that’s called a “returnship”).
Making a big career decision like this is exciting and rewarding, but it’s also risky and stressful. That’s why you have to know this is the right move. Even the most exciting career changes come with roadblocks, and you’ll only be able to get over them if you’re 100% committed to your decision.
You may have a deep and obvious feeling of, “Something just doesn’t feel right and it’s time to move on.” Aside from that couldn’t-be-more-obvious green light, though, here are 10 signs that you’re ready for a career change.