After 9 years I got sick of my recruitment job.
I was so tired of that that I didn’t want to wake up and go to work. I wasn’t happy and didn’t have the motivation to do any better. I was daydreaming about my new career.
The first time it happened was more than 2 years ago and I thought that the problem was with the employer. So I change the company. However, after some time, I started to feel the same. I was frustrated and dissatisfied. Neither my leadership title nor salary could make me satisfied.
At that moment, I didn’t know what my new career will look like. I knew I need to find out and move forward. To understand what exactly I want to do, I would write down everything I liked and disliked about my job. Moreover, I would think about what skills and experience I want to utilize in my new career path. Asking for feedback from my network, helped me to understand my strengths and what I am good at.
It took me 2 years to realize that I want to be a Career Coach and help people (like me) find their career path and land amazing jobs. I feel so good now because I stick to my values.
What took me so long? I was afraid of the unknown, financial instability, and failure. It took a lot of energy to overcome those fears. I was talking to a psychologist to gain confidence in making a switch. It helped me to take action and get to the place where I am now.
Yes, I took a step back in terms of salary or seniority title, but I feel happy and satisfied because I love what I do. I do not regret at all that I shifted my career and started a new journey. Life is too short to waste time hating your job.
Have you ever felt the same way or daydreamed about your new career?
I’d love to hear your story and know that I was not alone.