I have spoken before about the need for a quality headshot for LinkedIn and while that is important, today I would like to have you do a little exercise. If you are not loving your job, this could be a very important exercise for you.
Some Design Resumes clients come to me specifically because they are very unhappy in their present job and it is literally making them sick. They dread going to work in the morning. They may struggle with their boss or a coworker or the work itself may just be a very bad fit. For some people, they may be smart enough to seek professional help from a counselor to get to the bottom of their issues. For others, they know something is wrong but they are just beginning to think of a way to fix it.
Sometimes this happens with a change in management. Life can be going along well and then the manager or owner dies, gets sick, or just gets a job at another company, leaving in his place a manager who is really a tyrant. At times, you recognize the problem and other times you just think it is you.
How to diagnose that it is time for a career change
There are many ways to see if overall you have changed but with our new online presence, there is a quick check you can do. Take a look at your Facebook photos before you started hating going to work. Then look at some of them now. I have seen people go from a healthy, happy look to a sunken, bagged eyes, tired look in a very short time period. If this is your new look, it is time to make a career change.
This may seem like a silly test but it is an easy way to know if you need to make a change.
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