It’s true that we all have to work, but no one should have to work at a job they feel is a dead end. You shouldn’t be feeling stifled at work; your job should be the main tool by which you’re able to uplift yourself.
There’s nothing wrong with starting at the bottom and working your way up. However, if your work isn’t fulfilling and doesn’t provide you with room for growth, you might have to spread your wings and fly to find the opportunities you’re looking for. Continue reading to get some tips to help you find the best career fit.
There’s no shame in leaving a job behind if it goes against your values.
Oftentimes, people cheat themselves out of happiness in the name of putting food on their tables. The problem with working a job that you strongly dislike is that it will eventually reflect in your approach to your work.
Unfortunately, there are times when people are asked to do things at work that go against their personal beliefs, and that’s usually the beginning of the end for them at that company. If you feel like your work violates your beliefs or personal code of conduct, you owe it to yourself to find work that suits your goals and personality.
Believe it or not, if you’re having problems at work, one of the best people you can talk to about them is your pastor. Many priests and pastors take psychology during seminary and understand the spiritual, emotional, and mental stresses people endure daily. Furthermore, their profession puts them in contact with many people, and they may know someone who can put you a step closer to your dream job.
Even if your pastor can’t help you to get into your desired career field, they may be able to point you to someone who can. When you go to them, you’ll get a listening ear, positive reinforcement, and some career help to accompany that New Revised Standard Version Bible. They may even be able to point out some passages in the NRSV Bible that can provide guidance and inspiration.
You may have to continue your education.
Oftentimes, when people get fed up with their job, what’s really aching them is they want more pay and responsibility. Even people who aren’t fans of hard work still want challenging work that requires them to engage fully. When your job only requires a portion of your attention, you tend to spend the rest of your attention clock-watching, which only makes time go more slowly.
If you want a more challenging job and higher pay, you need to ask if you’re really willing to go back to school If you’ve been out of school for a while and have financial obligations like homes, cars, and the largest of them all, kids, then putting food on the table and paying bills should remain your top priorities.
If you read a step-by-step guide for becoming a biotechnologist, you’ll see that they have to go through over five years of schooling to get that degree, and that’s if you’re a full-time student. If you’re can only go to school part-time, then it will take you twice as long.
Even if you already have your bachelor’s degree, if your life’s already in full swing, it will probably take you between three and six years to complete your Master’s and become a certified biotechnologist. We’re not saying that it’s not worth putting in the time to further your education, but you need to make sure that you’re willing to commit to doing what it takes to achieve your goals.
It would be best if you didn’t quit your current job until you find a replacement.
Except for under extreme conditions, you should never leave your job until you have another one to replace it. There’s no way of telling how long it will take you to find another one, and you don’t want to dig a financial hole, or a deeper one, for yourself.
When switching careers, one of the most important things is to exercise patience. As long as you take the right steps to secure a more fulfilling career, your change will come.
The great thing about working a job you really love is that you never work a day. Once you find your dream job, your biggest concern will be figuring out where to go on vacation with your dog.