I’ve had several jobs and few careers. You never have to maintain a “traditional” path for a career, especially in this economy. Now that does not mean you should hop skip and jump from job to job. But still you should love what you do, be able to use your talents and feel like you belong. The worse thing is to end up at somewhere training is sup par and management is suspect. I’ve been there, it sucks. So here are some signs that you’re in the wrong career.
I. You hate your job & anything that reminds of you of it
Are you in the retail field, IT field or Broadcast? Every job is related to another job in the same field. You can go from job to job but you will just be in the some job. It’s like going from room to room but in the same house. So, if you’re finding yourself hating your job, your manager and the job of the company executives then you’re definitely in the wrong career. Leave now!
II. You frequently dream of doing something else
Do you daydream of doing your job better or do you dream of a new job? If all you do is daydream of a new job then you should make it a reality and get one. Your subconscious is telling you something. You should listen.
III. Wait, that was work?
You find fault in every task that is given to you. You not only find fault but you hate it too. You don’t care how it affects your teammates. You don’t care if you boss minds one bit about you lack of in enthusiasm. If that’s how you feel then you’re in the wrong career. If your job is not giving you enough pep you might want to find one that does.
IV. You got no game
You look to your left, you look to your right and you look up the chain; sadly you don’t seem to have the skills needed to beat your co-workers or supervisor? Further training would be nice but it is not really provided. Find a career in which your skills are revered. If you are great with computers, you should be in IT. If you are good with numbers then you should be a CPA. Think what you are good at and find a job to match.
V. Your resume does not match your job
If you’re resume has more to do with Event Coordinator even though you work retail. You might be telling yourself and who ever is reading your resume something. What are you telling them? Well wording a resume in such a way that it does not even match in the field you are working in is like telling your future employer that you hated that field and are ready for a change.