5 Reasons To Rethink Your Career Goals In 2015
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By Sera Kazungu
Did you wake up this week and suddenly feel like the direction your career is taking isn’t working for you? How did you get to this point? Was your original career goal wrong to begin with? Should you really be thinking of reevaluating your career goals?
“Rethinking career goals is advisable as it helps you realign with the current trends and keeps you relevant at your job,”says Justus Ng’etich, a recruitment manager at corporate staffing services.
However, it is only for specific career paths as others like medicine, already have set goals from the onset.
The following is a list of reasons why you should consider re-thinking your career goals this year.
Why You Must Rethink Your Career Goals
1. The Job Market has changed
As competitive as the Job market is, it keeps evolving. If the current job market no longer holds your qualifications, you can either strive to grow with it and up your game or you could find a new career path.
2. You have never been promoted
Have you been working for several years but have never gotten a promotion? Is there a valid reason for it?
If you truly believe that you are doing a good job and yet, you have been passed up for promotions frequently, it is time to re-check your goals. There might be something wrong with you or the quality of your work.
3. You hate your Job
The truth is that when you are not happy at your job, you become less productive. This will make the work you do wanting. This is a recipe for being fired. Find something that will excite you as a career.
4. Your priorities have changed.
In everyday living, your priorities change from one day to the next. If the career path you had chosen before does not fit into your priorities anymore, it is time for a change. Whether you need more money or more experience than you are getting
5. You are following the crowd
Did you venture into your career path just because it was popular? Just because it is good for someone else does not mean that it is good for you. Everyone has skills that are unique to them. If you realize that you were influenced by crowd psychology, it is time to make a career change.
If the following list describe you to the tee, then it is definitely time for you to start reorganizing your goals.