3 Signs You Need a Whole New Career — Not Just a New Job

Across the globe, only 15% of people are engaged at work. That means a whopping 85% of people are experiencing some version of the groggy blanket cocoon drag themselves to a job they hate. Yikes. 

If you relate, you can be a part of changing that statistic. You can make a change and start loving your job. The first step is recognizing you need a change.

Then the next step is figuring out what that change is — so you aren’t simply running away from something, you’re running towards something, which gives you a much higher likelihood of finding it.  

With that in mind, let’s walk through three key ways to know if you need a new job or a whole new career. 

What gives you energy at work?

Reflect on the past six to 18 months in your job. Has there been one time, even a half-hour meeting or a short project, when you felt energized, productive, excited, or even happy? 

Now, think about if you could incorporate more of that energy into your current job or by getting a different job in your company or industry. Or, consider if that energy is pointing you towards a totally new path.