How to Make a Career Comeback - GO.CO Blog

Have you lost your zest for your career? The telltale signs usually have nothing to do with your employer or your commute. You may feel lost in your 9 to 5 routine without the energy to change your situation. The ambition you once felt to climb the career ladder is nowhere to be found. The thought of a promotion is not exciting and looking for another job in your career field seems equally boring.

Your situation does not sound desirable at all, but there’s a bright side that you’ve overlooked. Once you learn more about the signs of a career funk, change can begin for you. Yes, change is on the horizon! Imagine being eager again to learn new technology that could advance your career. Can you see yourself renewed with energy and happiness?
Change takes a lot of courage and we all have the ability to do what’s needed to live a better life. If you recognize these feelings in the points below, it might be time to admit that a new career is what your future needs.
SIGNS YOU ARE IN A CAREER FUNK
You Lack Motivation
Getting ahead requires motivation and a lot of fire. If you show up to your job with a lack-luster drive to learn new tools or information that make you a stronger employee, then you lack motivation. The workplace is where adults go to compete for the best position. If you’re not motivated to play the game, find a career that will give you back your fire!
You Stopped Caring
Your daily grind probably consists of eating too much junk food, drinking too much coffee and a lot of watching television after a boring day at work. Who wants to read about the benefits of working out when your career feels drab? Hit repeat five days a week. If you can relate,  you’re living in burnout city and it’s time for a change!
You Stopped Learning
Rewind your mind back to the time you were fresh out of college or just joining the workforce. Do you remember how eager you were to learn anything new? Continuing education in your career field puts you at the top of your field. If you’re not excited about that, move on.
HOW TO MAKE A COMEBACK
If you’re suffering from career burnout, the best move is to make a list. Consider these points about yourself and be honest.
Favorite Skills
Only include the skills that you have that you would enjoy learning more about. Also, think about what skills you use that make you happy to know.
Interests
What are your interests and what are you most passionate to learn more about? If a career change is not possible for you, consider creating a small side business where you can explore your hobby and interests after work. There are many books and websites out there that tell you how to go about how to start a side gig.
Cross-Train
If you enjoy your career field but the job you perform is the problem, apply for another position within your company or ask your boss if you can cross-train into another department. Sometimes a change of scenery is all that’s needed for a fresh mindset.
Keep in mind that it’s okay to change career fields. Employment for many will be a 40+ year journey and no one said we need to perform the same job for our entire work life. Enjoy the change and embrace the excitement of entering a new career field.
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