Five signs you need a new job title, not a career change
When you are feeling utterly frustrated, annoyed, disinterested or just bored at work, there are triggers. You might be just seconds from hitting send on that resignation letter long left in the drafts, ready to risk it all and just give up. But here is a refreshing thing to consider.
Your feelings of disappointment and boredom might not actually have anything to do with your overall career choice. It could be the current role, instead. Here are a few signs you might need a new job title and not a career change altogether. Read on.
Five Signs Your Career Choice Isn’t Wrong
Your Work Relationship Isn’t A Good Fit
If you have tried all you can to show up to work on time and excel, it might not be the industry but your direct manager or supervisor. If one-on-ones aren’t helpful but you love the company and the wider industry, maybe it’s time to consider a transfer to another branch or location.
You Have Long Been In The Same Title Position
Ask for that long overdue promotion! If there are clear success metrics attached to your contributions, it’s time to move up the ladder. And be sure to ask for the compensation hike that goes along with it as several companies love to play with title promotions.
Your Physical And Mental Health Is At Risk
Sometimes high-stress roles have an expiration date. If you can no longer take it, apply for a different role that’s less draining and fits your current physical and mental wellness goals. There is nothing wrong with leaving a stressful position for work-life balance and job satisfaction.
You’re Just Utterly Bored
The catch here is you don’t have to necessarily quit altogether because you no longer have the same burning passion for your job duties. Instead, have a candid conversation with your manager and shift to a different department that will really challenge you as a professional.
You Have A New Interest Now
With a new interest, we aren’t pointing toward a career change but building a greater affinity for a different aspect of your current industry. For instance, someone originally into children’s education might someday feel the need to take their teaching skills to empower adults.