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When to Consider a Career Change 

You already know how difficult it is to stay energised as a working dad and make sure your kids get to spend as much time with you as possible. This energy can be even harder to maintain if you are distracted by your career. In the past, people got a job for life, and they gave their all to work up the ranks and then retire with a comfortable pension packet. This is not the case anymore, though, and more people are looking at different careers, so how do you know if it’s time to consider a career change?

You Hate Your Job 

Although most people enjoy their job to some degree, you could be a part of the 10.9 million people (at least) who wake up every day dreading the commute, the work, and then having to do it all again tomorrow. Some people will tell you you’re not supposed to enjoy work; you’re there to earn, but you have to ask what the point of working is if you don’t enjoy it. You may have even loved the career when you began, but numerous issues have made it something that does not inspire passion anymore. If this is the case, it’s time to look elsewhere. 

You Have Financial Freedom

If you’ve worked hard to achieve financial independence, you don’t need to work ever again. But, some people still love to keep busy, and it can give them the chance to do something they’ve always wanted to do, or start a business that reflects their passion. Some financially independent individuals volunteer at the vet, choose to become a driving instructor, or apply to collect trolleys at the supermarket. This is all about keeping busy and finally discovering what you love. 

You Feel You’re Running Out of Time 

Depending on how old you are, you may be well aware of the ticking clock that hangs over your head. If you’ve woken up one day and feel you’ve wasted your life, you can feel compelled to do something about this. After all, if you don’t now, then when? Of course, a drastic career change might not be beneficial to you or your family, so don’t make any immediate decisions but think about how you can make a change. 

Your Circumstances Have Changed 

Whether it’s having another baby or a family member becoming ill, your circumstances might make it difficult for you to continue your current career. If this is the case, you can look at how to carry on your job with these changed circumstances or identify solutions that can help bring in money for the hoodie while covering other responsibilities. A change in circumstances doesn’t need to be something like this, though. Perhaps the company is downsizing and you are happy to take redundancy, maybe you have decided to move to another city or even country. Whatever the reason, you will also have options. 

Which Road to Take?

Life can come at you quickly, and whatever you may have thought you were good yesterday, it can seem as if you want something different today. This something different could be a career change, and if you recognise any of these points, perhaps it’s time to explore other options.