The average American will spend approximately 90,000 hours at work during their lifetime. That's nearly a third of the average lifespan, which means you'll spend a large part of your life in your chosen profession. If you're feeling burnt out, frustrated, or unhappy in your role, you may be considering a change.
Our infographic can help you decide whether it's the right time to make a move in your professional life. We also break down the decision-making process and what factors might be playing into considering a career change.
Reasons for Starting a New Career
There are many reasons for exploring new career paths at mid-life, from reasons that are specific to your current workplace, to reasons that are unique to you and your goals and aspirations. Many people are forced to grapple with these questions during periods of unemployment and economic uncertainty, whereas others may be searching for what’s next even while working at their current job.
Speaking with an intuitive advisor can help you tease out your motivations and aspirations that may underlie your feelings about your current situation. For example, is it really the lack of recognition that is weighing you down, or are you longing for a greater sense of meaning and purpose? Is the money the issue, or are there ways to make your finances work and keep your job? An advisor can look at the big picture to see opportunities, motivations, unacknowledged tensions, and unfulfilled desires, and guide you through a process that takes it all into account. Most importantly, you can leave a session with a plan for moving forward so that you don’t feel stuck.
Not Making Enough Money
For many people, the desire for a career change comes when they feel they're not receiving fair compensation for their work. If this applies to you, don't wait around for something to change. Consult with a psychic advisor and ask if any additional compensation or another source of financial support may be coming your way. Here are a few examples of questions to ask your advisor:
- Do you see a raise in my future?
- Can I expect to receive a bonus this year?
- Should I pursue a side hustle as a secondary source of income?
- Do you see another source of financial support in my future?
Feeling Unchallenged or Bored at Work
You want to engage and improve your skills but feel there's no opportunity to develop further. Perhaps your supervisor only gives you menial or unappealing tasks. Or you've outgrown the role you're in and it's time to consider moving on to something that will present more of a challenge to you. When consulting with a psychic advisor about feelings of boredom or that your work is too easy, consider asking questions like:
- What needs to change for me to feel fulfilled in my career?
- What do you see in my career path?
- How can I best support my professional needs?
No Room for Professional Growth
When you feel stuck in a particular role or company, it's hard to stay motivated. In some companies, it's nearly impossible to move up and grow, resulting in a feeling of stagnancy. If you feel that a promotion is unlikely, talk to your advisor about your professional future and what they might see for you. By asking questions that help you see into your future, you can get a better sense of whether it's time to make a change. Examples of questions to ask include:
- Will developing any skills increase my potential for growth?
- Do you see me staying in my current role over the long term?
- Should I consider moving to another position and/or another company?
Getting Support from a Career Psychic
Did you know that many of our career psychics are also trained life coaches, counselors, and career advisors in addition to practicing the intuitive arts? This gives them a perspective grounded in both intuitive gifts and professional expertise. But don’t underestimate the value of a purely psychic approach to career questions either. A tarot reading can reveal hidden motivations of colleagues and unspoken preferences of hiring managers. No matter what your goals may be in your professional life, you can get answers and learn more about the potential for success by getting a career reading from Psychic Source.