Are You Looking for a New Challenge? Do You Need to Be?

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Brits move jobs.

Sometimes for money. Occasionally because they’re looking to relocate.

And other times it’s because they want a fresh challenge.

That means different things to different people. Are they bored of their current job? Of their company? Of their entire industry?

Whatever it is – they’re willing to leave the comfort of their position to try something new.

Often, there a lot more people who aren’t looking for another job. But perhaps they should be. Many don’t realise a new challenge is exactly what they need.

This blog will help you gain an understanding of where you’re at – and what you should do.

 

A Few Signs You’re Bored at Work

Are you constantly sat watching the clock, waiting for home time?

Then you could probably consider yourself to be bored at work.

Do you do the bare minimum, rarely over-delivering on projects unless you absolutely have to?

Another sign you’re not getting anything out of your job.

How collaborative are you with your co-workers? Often lots of people need to work together to get something done.

We rely on each other. But if you find you’re not motivated to get involved, and really contribute to the big picture, then you probably need a new challenge.

The Importance of Enjoying Your Job

Many people are resigned to staying in a job they don’t like.

Sitting there just waiting for the day they can retire, and start really enjoying life.

But this isn’t healthy. We’re not saying you have to go to work excited every day, but doing something you enjoy is important.

And when we say it isn’t healthy – we mean going to a job you hate every day can have a very noticeable effect on your health.

This article explains in depth how this can happen.

So if you’re in the mindset of just grinning and bearing it, don’t be. Do something you love – or can at least tolerate.

So, What Do You Do?

What you do next is up to you. From our experience, you have to options…

Are you just interested in moving to a different company, that can offer you a slightly alternative challenge?

Or, are you considering the possibility of a complete career change – and perhaps retraining in a new role?

Getting a New Job

This is probably the easiest of the two options.

You know the industry. You know how things work. You clearly have the qualifications and experience to do this job.

But you fancy a fresh start.

Even getting a new job that is very similar to your current position can make a massive impact.

Just getting out of a bad environment, and working with new people who have their own ideas and experiences, can prove to be beneficial.

So start applying for jobs in your field.

We see people like this all the time. Candidates who have become a bit stagnated, possibly due to a lack of progression opportunities.

If this is the case for you – the solutions are generally quite simple. You’ve demonstrated you can do your current job, so prospective employers are likely to want to hire you.

And our experience in matching people with suitable roles means you’ll be in a new job, feeling reinvigorated, in no time.

Starting a New Career

Now this is where things get a bit trickier. Depending on how much you’re looking to change things up.

Going from working as an accountant to a financial advisor is not a massive stretch.

But if an IT worker wants to move into creative writing, then it gets a little more difficult.

Not impossible, but difficult.

The first thing to do is figure out what you want to do. What are you passionate about? What career seems interesting to you?

Do as much research as you can about potential new fields. See if this is really something you see yourself every day.

Obviously money isn’t everything – but it’s important to look at potential salaries too. If you’re starting from the bottom of a career ladder, you might need to take a hit on your current earnings.

We can advise on all this sort of stuff when you talk to us.

Planning Your Next Move

Before making any big decisions – examine your current situation, and figure out exactly what you want to do.

Speak to our specialists if you need some guidance. We can help figure out your next step.

Whether that’s a new job or a new profession.

We have a friendly team ready to get you into a role that makes you feel happy, motivated and fulfilled.

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