Jan, 2021

How to Tell You’ve Chosen the Wrong Career

How to Tell Youve Chosen the Wrong CareerChoosing a career path is one of the crucial decisions anyone can make in their lifetime. It’s more than just choosing what you want to do for a living. It’s about picking a path that will shape and impact more than half of your lifetime.


When you decide to apply for a job, one of the realities you’ll have to face is the fact that this is the kind of work you’ll be doing for the next 5 or 10 years or maybe more. Therefore, giving it a lot of thought and consideration is a must. The last thing you want is to spend the next several years settling with a job that makes you feel miserable and unhappy. Or worse, jumping off from one company to another because you can’t decide what you really want to do.

So how do you know if it’s about time to start weighing things? Read on for the signs that will help you find out if you’ve chosen the wrong career.

You don’t enjoy your work anymore
One of the indications that may tell you that you’ve made a wrong career choice is finding yourself feeling unhappy with your work. Someone who is passionate about their job will always love and enjoy what they’re doing no matter how challenging it may be. They will never get weary and tired and unhappy even if they’re on the same career path for several years.

If you suddenly find yourself realizing that you don’t enjoy your work anymore, maybe it isn’t really the right career for you and that it’s about time to start weighing things.

Your performance is less than stellar
Do you notice how your performance is beginning to dip? Or do you find yourself losing interest in working on your performance to qualify for a promotion? It might be high time for a career change! The career growth you’ve been searching for might not be something you can find in your current role or company.

You go through a lot of stress and anxiety
Work-related stress is common and natural for those who work. What’s not acceptable is when job stress begins to take a toll on your health and wellbeing. If you’ve been experiencing stress and anxiety at work and it’s already affecting your mental and physical health, maybe it’s high time that you consider a career change.

You always feel exhausted
You know you’ve chosen the right career when your love for your job remains the same despite its imperfections. However, if you seem to always find yourself feeling exhausted or tired, and you barely have the chance to rest and enjoy life, you may need to consider finding a new career path. The right career shouldn’t rob you of a healthy and well-balanced life. It can be lucrative but it shouldn’t ask you to compromise your health and personal life.

We all make some wrong decisions, even when it comes to career choice. But it’s never too late to make things right and go for the right one. Use this guide to help you find out whether or not you’re in the wrong profession.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.