Digging Your Way Out of a Career Rut

We all have that time in our lives when we feel we are stuck in a bit of a career rut, but if its happening everyday and affecting your health or personal life, maybe now is the time to try and dig your way out?

What’s your passion?

What makes you happy and puts a smile on your face? If you could do somebody else’s job for a day, what would it be? Think about what you love doing the most. Do you have a passion for writing, are you naturally creative, or do you love organising? Do you love animals, sports or cookery? Think about the things you enjoy the most and it should inspire you to focus on the type of work or kind of industry that appeals to you the most.

“The best advice I could give anyone is spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.” Richard Branson

What are your main skills?

Many of us have a number of transferable skills we’re not even aware of. “I’ve been a teacher all my life…..how can I possibly do anything else?” Of course you can! You have management skills, delegation skills and presentation skills! Just because you have spent your whole career in a specific industry, it doesn’t mean you don’t have key skills that can be transferred to another profession. Think of what skills you have and try to match them up to the job spec you are applying for – you might be surprised!

Is money that important?

Is earning big money the be all and end all in your chosen career? If you’re doing something you love and that makes you happy and fulfilled, isn’t that enough in life? Chances are if you’re passionate in your role, you will work much harder, which means your chances of success will rise. Money will often follow if you’re doing something that motivates you and makes you try harder.

“Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” Kevin Kruse

Be confident!

Have faith in yourself and your skills and be positive. Use your personality to sell yourself in interviews. If you don’t get that job you apply for, it isn’t meant to be. Try again! That perfect job is out there just waiting for you….! And don’t be too hard on yourself. Get feedback from your interviews and use that to work on your technique for the next one. Believe in yourself and others will too!

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.” J.K. Rowling

Get in touch today if you fancy a career change or just need some advice!