Signs You Might Need A Career Change
Do you dread the commute to work on Monday mornings, or wish you could spend more time with your family? Take a look at the following signs that you might need a career change, and we’ll provide you with one way to get started.
You don’t feel like you’re contributing anything of value.
Many times in large offices, and even sometimes in smaller ones, the daily grind gets so monotonous that you feel like you’re not adding to the big picture. You sit at your desk for 8 hours a day, but what did you really get done? Did you help someone in an impactful way, or were you just pounding away at the keyboard answering emails just to get by?
Having a career doesn’t mean that your job has to feel like work. In fact, having a career should be something fulfilling and enjoyable, that makes you feel like you contributed at the end of every day. If you can’t truly say that you like what you do, maybe it’s time for a change.
You’re looking for a way to feel a sense of accomplishment, without spending years in school.
If you already know that you need a change, but you haven’t made it yet because committing to 4 years for a Bachelor’s, or 2 years for a Master’s degree is just out of the question, well we have good news for you. You don’t have to spend years of your life going back to school to learn a new skill that will get you hired. Programs like Rutgers Coding Bootcamp and Rutgers Data Science Bootcamp can offer useful skills-based learning experiences in a fraction of the time.
You’ve been a loyal, hardworking employee, but it’s been a long time since you’ve actually learned a new skill.
Getting too comfortable in a job is very common, but when you’re the kind of person who strives for more and always wants to learn new things, it can mean the beginning of the end of your time with a company. Luckily, there are careers out there that allow for constant progression and growth, so don’t settle for stagnation.
Being at work makes you feel drained, or even bored.
We all have days where we might be a little sluggish and unmotivated, but if this is the case more often than not, it’s probably time to move on. It’s perfectly normal to form routines at work to help speed along a process or make it more efficient, but when you’re spending a lot of energy on actively staying interested in the task at hand, this can be a sign that your job might not be right for you.
You work hard but you feel completely undervalued.
If you’re the type to be first in and last out; constantly going the extra mile to get things done, there could be days you feel like your hard work is going unnoticed. Eventually, anyone can (and will) get burnt out from an unrewarding work grind, so if you feel like you’re undervalued, or underappreciated, it might be time for you to take a chance on another opportunity.
You’re spending too much time away from the things that matter to you.
Let’s say you want to start working on the old golf swing again, or your kids want you to teach them how to ride a bike. Unfortunately, between your commute and long hours at the office, there’s hardly any daylight left for anything else.
Taking the leap toward a career that allows you more freedom is the answer you’ve been looking for. It sounds like a scary endeavor, which is why you haven’t done it yet, but Rutgers Bootcamps can help you achieve success, fulfillment, and even financial stability if you’re truly ready for a change. Read here about how learning web development can help you on your way to a brighter future, or contact our admissions team at (732) 430-2144.