During the recent economic crisis people held on to their jobs for dear life. The fear of risking a steady income kept many workers from seeking more meaningful employment that was more relevant to their education. As the economy recovers, people are beginning to look for jobs that provide more than just a paycheck. After all, devote most of the week to our jobs—shouldn’t we derive some fulfillment or pleasure (or both!) while we do it?
If you’re feeling professionally stale, and think it might be time to consider a new career, review the list below and see if any apply to your situation. Then ask yourself the question posed by Liz Ryan in Forbes, “Whose permission are you waiting for to step into the career you want?” Generally speaking, careers no longer fit into predictable patterns with specific educational requirements for certain jobs. Your degree can overlap into multiple job descriptions. So don’t be afraid to apply for positions that interest you even if they don’t match your credentials. Make the leap while the market is hot and land the job that makes you happy.
1. You dream about getting another job or just flat-out quitting. If your current job is so depressing that the thought of being without a paycheck doesn’t even scare you it’s a sure sign you might be ready for a new career, so spruce up your resume and start looking.
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