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10 Signs It’s Time To Change Careers + 3 Struggles You Might Be Facing


If you’ve been considering making a career change, you might be feeling more than a little anxiety. And I get it! 

Making a career change can feel a bit like jumping into the deep end when you only know how to dog paddle. 

I’ve been there. 

In this episode, I’m sharing a peek into how I made my first major and most pivotal career pivot from operations management into HR, after being told NO. 

We walk through 10 signs it’s time to make a career change + 3 common struggles you might experience when making a change. 


  1. You’re bored at work.
  2. You’re no longer learning new skills.
  3. You don’t like your coworkers, colleagues, or clients.
  4. You’re starting to realize that your mental and/or physical health is suffering.
  5. You’ve stopped caring about your work.
  6. You don’t have a vision for your next best role within the company you’re currently in.
  7. You get a case of the Sunday Scaries every week.
  8. You’re stifled in your career growth.
  9. You feel empty and unfulfilled, as though you have more to give, but your job doesn’t allow it.
  10. You’re exhausted/drained at the end of each day.

3 Common Struggles You May Face While Job Searching in the Midst of a Career Change

Of all the clients I’ve worked with, I’ve noticed patterns that most of them experience when thinking about switching careers:

  1. Lack of confidence or a fixed mindset
  2. Fear of failure
  3. Unfocused job-seeking

So, before you jump into resume updates and “doom-scrolling” big job boards, it’s essential to get clear on what’s next for you. 

Speaking of getting clear on what’s next, in the next episode, we’ll dive into the details about HOW to make a proactive + personalized heart-based career change.

Make the Leap!

The Ultimate Playbook for HEART-Based Career Change

Like skydiving, a heart-based career change can be both exhilarating and terrifying. This career change playbook is like your parachute—it provides the framework to help you navigate your descent and land safely in your new career path.

Want more career wisdom? Check out these podcast episodes/blog posts!
How To Know When It’s Time to Change Careers
6 Ways To Build Momentum When Making A Career Change
Are You Ready for a Resume Refresh? Read This First!

For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.

September 26, 2022

10 Signs It’s Time To Change Careers + 3 Struggles You Might Be Facing

10 Signs It’s Time To Change Careers + 3 Struggles You Might Be Facing

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