I started looking for a career change idea on-line.  I had become a bit bored by my job and felt stuck in a career rut.  Being fed up at work was also having quite a negative impact on my social and home life.  I started to lose interest in my hobbies and I stopped arranging to meet up with my friends as my work worries took over my life.  I soon realised that my job was making me feel miserable and I had to start looking for a career change idea before I became overwhelmed by the situation.

I started to think about what I would like to be doing as a career.  My thoughts flicked to what I had wanted to be when I was younger.  I felt sad that I had ended up in such a dull and boring job.  I knew that it was time to take action and to try something new.  The question I kept asking myself was, ‘what career could I do now?’ I was slightly worried that I may have to start all over again or go back to college to retrain.  I didn’t really want to do that as I needed to earn a good income.

A friend of mine who works in Human Resources recommended that I fill in an on-line career profile.  A career profile is a non-critical behavioural analysis which provides suitable career suggestions for the individual’s personality type.  I found it a really helpful exercise to complete as I discovered that I could easily transfer my skills and work a new career sector.  I was relieved that it was not necessary for me to retrain or start a new career afresh.

In fact, the career profile gave me a huge to boost in confidence as it highlighted that I did in fact have many more career options than I at first realised.