“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know
What you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
~ Steve Jobs
There is no age bar to do what you love.
At some point or the other in life, each person has questioned themselves about their career, or at least about the satisfaction of what they are doing or striving to become.
The possibility of questioning oneself might arise due to new interests, financial issues, workload or maybe not being able to execute things as planned.
At one point, it is true that nothing comes in handy, while at the other point, the good part is you can decide things for yourself and can change your path and career whenever you feel like to explore new fields of interests.
Adding to this, below listed are some key points which are helpful and to be kept in mind before one plans to seek career change:
1. Analyse your current situation
Try to evaluate and review yourself and know the reasons for the lack of interest. What is the dissatisfaction due to? Is it due to work environment, content and quality of the projects or due to self-dissatisfaction?
If it is due to your own problems, try and adjust to it, or else look for other jobs in the same domain to get a new company culture.
2. Look for other positions in the same profession
One might be looking for a career change due to the lack of interest in the type of work one is being given. Try to know about your colleagues’ work and you never know it might fascinate you. One reason could be due to not being interested in the type of content you are working on.
3. Explore new domains
There are not just one or two, but thousands of options available for anyone who is looking for a new career option or even career change. Search for what interests you, what makes you happy and contented. There are chances that you might not find your way, but keep looking, and explore till you get it.
4. Learn new courses
Nowadays, with so many courses available online, one can surely learn from them and see whether it works on their favour or not. Taking up various courses will help one to understand their field of interest in a better way.
5. Do what interests you
Sometimes, it is not just about the scope of the field or the money you will get. At times, what matters more is your fascination towards what you love doing, what makes you feel alive.
6. Believe in yourself
Switching your career might seem tough. But, believe in yourself and trust the process. Never leave your interest due to the fear of failing. Things take time but eventually fall into place.
You have to leave a place to reach somewhere better, and in the end, it is never too late to start, never too far to achieve.