Often we see people restarting their careers at the age of 35, 40, or 50. They restart their career after having tried multiple jobs. Some just quit jobs early to start their ventures. We know Colonel Sanders started KFC at age of 64. Why would someone look to change, start or restart the career after having spent half of their lifespan? There could be many reasons why someone would want to change a career. And one of the most important reasons is they are not satisfied with their current work. But why are they not satisfied with their jobs?
We come across several students who have already worked for quite a few years and then go through all the hassle again to get their transcript certificates, immigration documents, certificates attestation, etc. to study further abroad and change their career or change their work environment. They go through all these hassles because they find it better than getting stuck in a career they don’t want. Here are major three reasons why they want to change a career:
- Not happy with the job
Imagine an MBA graduate who joined a field sales job because of the pressure of not getting a job. Being a good performer, he became an area manager after a couple of years. But still, he didn’t like the job. He was frustrated with the continuous pressure from higher management on completing the sales target. Moreover, he wanted to work with computers and codes and doesn’t like talking with people all the time fascinating. And therefore he wanted to change his career
- Work environment
Let’s take the example of a software developer. He has been writing codes for more than 2 years now and doing the same job every day for those couple of years. Within those 2 years, his life was the same – wake up, go to the office, write codes, back to home, sleep and repeat. To add to this monotonous life, he was subjected to completing projects before the deadline, maintaining accuracy, and grilling from the boss twice a week. And he was fond of the kind of job we saw in the first example. He found a job of working in the market, talking with people, and taking breaks to smoke whenever he wanted would be more fascinating. So he quit his developer job and went for marketing
- Growth perspective
Employees, as we saw in both the first and second examples, feel they are stuck in their careers. They have been working hard for years now and the only thing they find growing is their expenses and not the savings. People find they are getting less or no appraisal, they find their salaries stagnating and when they look into the future of their career, they find almost no growth. Therefore either they change the job or they try to pursue higher education to get a fast promotion. Few apply to foreign universities, apply for transcript certificate and certificate attestations and go abroad in search of better growth opportunities (whether they find the job there satisfactory or not is yet another story).
There are many other reasons why someone would want to change careers such as a rude boss, heavy ego, not having proper skills for the job, finding better opportunities while working, etc. There could be ‘n’ number of reasons, but what matters is- ultimately it leads to loss of few important years in a person’s life. Some people find the right path early in their life, some find it very late and some, unluckily, never find the right path and have to live their whole life loving what they do.
If you are someone who wants to make their life happening, want to take action, and break the cycle of unsatisfied life, then remember, it’s never too late. You can always change your career, you can always get your transcript certificates to apply to foreign universities and work anywhere in the world. It requires courage, dedication, and a bit of hard work to acquire the required qualification and skills, and then you can easily change your career. So if you find your career stagnating, then rise and move. Good luck!