When Thoughts Shift to a Career Shift…

Too much of anything is bad.  I relearned that life lesson today, as I feel I’ve had way too much coffee this morning.  I’m starting to feel a bit more jittery than usual, that the shakes are surely going to register on the Richter scale.

More than the coffee overload, what’s really gotten to me this morning is this aching urge to just get up and go.  I mean, packing all my office stuff inside a box and quitting my job in true Jerry Maguire fashion.  Truth be told, I have been stuck in a career rut, and I feel I’m going nowhere.  Here in the company I work for, there’s no opportunity for any more career growth.  I can’t go any higher than where I am now.  I am left staring at the glass mosaic floor in my imaginary world, thinking about what is to become of me.

I’m serious about a career shift.  More than money, what really motivates me is the fulfillment I get from whatever it is I do.

Before anything else, I must clearly identify what I want, and what I’m capable of doing.   Yesterday, I took two tests, and found out that I’m left-brain dominant.  That should help in deciding which career path to take.

And then, I’m going to look for jobs which align with my personality and career goals. I’m going to take classes in line with that new career, say a little prayer, and keep my fingers crossed.

It’s never too late, they say.  I feel compelled to believe them…

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  1. Career shift is a big decision. People should think numerous times before doing it.

    Good luck!


  2. Marriage and Beyond says

    That’s a drastic move right there! And you got to blog the same day at that. You must be left-brained, all right. :)

    Hope things will look up for you and you get onboard a career that’s really for you. :)

  3. It’s also important to remember that you don’t need to get a permanent full-time job to fully explore your desired career change. A side project or volunteer experience is just as beneficial and doesn’t require you to uproot the other parts of your life. If you’re considering grad school, taking one class is a good sample before you make the 5-6 figure investment.

  4. how about adding some personal projects?

  5. From my opinion you should search new opportunities all the time but for that first of all you should have good experience.

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