Are you in tune with your career goals and aspirations? Or have you realized that your job makes you feel unhappy and are you coping with unpleasant feelings as result? Do you feel inside that something is wrong and that you want to do something else? Your feelings about your job will help you to decide what career direction you need to follow.
When you start taking extra ‘sick’ days off work, feeling that you don’t belong at work or feeling low in yourself, it is time to look for a new job. You may be getting certain important career change messages that you need to listen to before taking action. Career signs that a change is right for you are anything from a passing conversation with a stranger, a billboard message or receiving something interesting in the post. Very often people miss the early warning signs that they need to do something about putting the spark back into their career. If you are having any unusual experiences, it is a good sign for you and your career.
Take time to pay attention to your thoughts, feelings and ideas when you are given a career message. Jot down the types of messages that you are having and notice how you feel. Career signs or wake-up calls guide you forward and help you to develop self-confidence, trust and belief in your own abilities and aspirations.