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Getting Out Of A Rut And Finding A Better Career

Apr 17, 2008
Lately, many people complain of being bored and frustrated with their current job - and according to the statistics, around 70-80 percent people continue in their current jobs because they are not able to find a new, suitable one. Many people find themselves trapped in their current careers and feel either too old to make changes or too tied down because of financial commitments.

Being stuck in such a situation is certainly no fun. Many people have gone through this phase - and if are in a rut like this, you need to do something. It is somewhat risky, and you may not be able to make as much money as you are now, at least initially. However, if you are unhappy, changing careers is certainly in order - there is more to life than a paycheck.

Begin the Hunt Now

If you want more from your career, and you also want immense satisfaction and personal rewards, then you should start your search right now! Start by looking for a career that's right for you, that can give you job satisfaction as well as a salary that you can live with.

You can start by defining your interests. From there, figure out what it is about your current job that you don't like and what your weaknesses are. This is the only way that you'll be able to hone in on a career that you can stick with and enjoy over the long term.

Commitment Is the Key

Without a doubt, you will be tense about going through another job search or getting additional education. However, this process is not as hard as you think - initially you might suffer some false starts, but if you commit yourself to the task, then you will succeed eventually. The key is to not get discouraged and keep pursuing your goal - and don't quit your current job until you have a new one.

Initiate a basic plan and then execute a course of action with regards to further education or a job search and then start looking. Once you know what you need, working towards your goal will be easy and less stressful. So if you really want to change your life and make it more interesting, think about the changes that you need to make and the routes that you need to pursue. But simply knowing your goals and pursuing them not enough - you must take action.
About the Author
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for six sgima professionals such as, lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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