Many people start their career journeys early in life. As we learn more about ourselves and grow in our lives, we may find that we’ve outgrown our careers. That’s ok. Below you’ll find six key signs that it is time to change your career.
Signs It is Time to Change Careers
Expectations have increased, while your pay has not
Often, if you’ve been with your company for a while, it becomes easy to accept more responsibility. Over time, you may realize your level of responsibility has grown tremendously, but your pay has not. While your pay should not be everything when evaluating your employment, it is important to be fairly compensated for what is expected of you.
You do not feel valued
Often feeling unappreciated can stem from a company overlooking you for a promotion, failure to re-evaluate your compensation, or simply overworking you. Regardless of the reason, feeling undervalued can quickly lead to burnout. If your company is not willing to make the necessary changes to reflect your value, it may be time to look elsewhere.
Your interests and passions have changed
Sometimes the desire for change does not come from the work, it may be coming from you. We may find our interests shift over time, and this is normal. What we once loved, may no longer be something we find passion in. If this is the case, it is alright to consider a career change to find your new passion.
You are not fulfilled in your work
At Codeup we believe you should love your Mondays, and if work no longer excites you, and you dread going to work, you may be lacking fulfillment in your career.
There is no room for advancement
No one wants to remain stagnant. If progression in your career seems unlikely, you may want to have a conversation with someone on your leadership team to discuss growth potential. If there is no room for advancement in your current company it may be time for a career change.
You have a toxic boss or work environment
Toxicity in the workplace is highly unacceptable. If your work environment or superiors exhibit toxic behavior you should consider a change before those actions begin to affect your mental health.
Career changes can be scary. If you are considering leaving your current career for a new one, take a look at a career in tech. Beyond being lucrative, there are many benefits to coding careers.
Codeup is well equipped to handle career transitions. We offer several scholarships and financial aid offerings to help make jumpstarting your career in tech feasible. We also offer a tuition refund guarantee. This guarantee is a refund of your paid tuition if you do not land a job in-field within six months of completing a Codeup program.
We have three different programs, and we would love to help you decide which is a good fit for you. We offer 100% free instructor-led workshops. These workshops are designed to give you a taste of what you’ll learn in our programs, as well as give you information on financial aid and admissions. We can also provide program-specific information to your inbox at any time!
Get started now or give us a call at (210) 802-7289 and we’ll walk you through the process.