Only you can know when it’s time for a career shift but there are some pretty clear signs to watch out for.
Depending on your personality type, you might experience workplace boredom and stress in different ways. If you’re someone who likes helping people, it might be time for a career shift when your job doesn’t help you do that. Or if you’re an ambitious personality type, you might realize a lack of career progression is the reason you need to jump ship.
If you’re an Introvert, you’ll probably be happier with a job that doesn’t require constant interaction with other people. In fact, the more solitary your work, the better you’ll likely do.
And if you’re an Introvert who also has anxiety, then limiting your interaction is probably especially important to your well-being. The best jobs for Introverts with anxiety will provide a calmer, quieter environment, with some degree of flexibility and control over how you spend your day.
Introverts have the extraordinary ability to recharge their energy levels all by themselves. Literally. they find an isolated docking station and tune out the rest of the world to restore their inner peace. Once an Introvert is charged up, they are ready to take on the world. Or at least their task of the moment.
Since the publication of Do What You Are (DWYA) thirty years ago, career counselors have recognized the critical role Personality Type plays in career satisfaction and success. When my co-author Barbara Barron and I were first doing our research for DWYA way back when, we interviewed hundreds of people of all types representing dozens of careers. Our Eureka! moment came when we discovered that for each of the sixteen personality types, there were certain elements that led to greater career satisfaction. Later on, we realized they also led to career success.
So, you’re ready for a career change, a new start. Perhaps you’ve always had a dream job in mind, but were just waiting for the right time to try it, and now feels like that time. Or, maybe your current career isn’t an option anymore, due to changes in the industry or because your health or circumstances have changed. Maybe you don’t know exactly what you want to do next. You just know it’s time for something different.
Are you feeling excited, terrified, a little lost?
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If you’re looking for your dream career, don’t feel discouraged. Many people have difficulty finding a job that suits their personality and goals, and it isn’t uncommon for people to change careers or take a variety of paths before reaching their destination. Maybe you’re starting out and are second-guessing your choices. Or maybe you’ve spent years working toward a career you can’t see yourself doing for the rest of your life. All of it is okay, and whatever your experience, countless people can relate.
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