What do I do if I am stuck in a job I hate?

It takes a lot of confidence to make a career change, although if you are stuck in a job you hate, you have even more incentive to do something about it!

The following tips will help to make a career transition work for you:

1. Don’t put it off. If you really need to make a change, start taking steps towards making that change now rather than later. Putting it off will only prolong the pain.

2. Decide on exactly what you want to do – what are you passionate about? Be aware of the pros and cons of making the career change and what you hope to lose or gain by doing so.

3. Consider the long term benefits and drawbacks of making this change, rather than the short term benefits.

4. If possible, “try before you buy” so to speak. See if you can volunteer part time, talk to people already in that industry or if you’re considering starting your own business, maybe work on it part time until the income received exceeds your main income. Or if you need to do some study prior to starting your new career, consider studying part time. Be careful to maintain a work/life balance, no matter what you do!

5. Remember hurdles are learning experiences, and learn from them!

6. Only share your plans with people you know will support you. Unfortunately well-meaning people will bring you down even though they are trying to protect your interests.

So many people spend years whining about how much they hate their jobs, and so many do little or nothing about it.

This is the only life you have, and only you can make it better than it is now.

Are you considering a career change? What have you done about it?


  1. Great tips :)

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