One of the major causes of work-related suicide and depression today is because so many people are in the wrong career. As the famous Chinese sage, Confucius once said: “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
However, in present-day our societies, the need to earn an income often surpass the need to be in a fulfilling job. And that’s exactly how millions find themselves caught up in the middle of a career they loathe.
But wait. How can one tell they are in the wrong career?
Always feeling angry and frustrated is a sign that there is a misalignment between the employee and his employer, work environment, or the work itself.
Research shows that people who love what they do often find it easy to wake up in the morning because they look forward to their day at work. This cannot be said about people who hate their jobs as they can’t wait for the day to be over.
If you feel like your job is only a means to an end and you would get out as soon as something else, make it anything else, comes up, then you are definitely in the wrong career.
When you have to lie on the CV and during the job interview just so you can get the job, then it is not suitable for you.
If you cannot find anything positive to say about what you do and are always saying what you hate about your job, guess what? It is not right for you.
Deep down, you know this is not what you should be doing, and you cannot shake this feeling, it is time to try something else.
When it happens that you find everything about your job boring for no apparent reason, you most likely are not in the right career.
This is if you find it hard to go through the day without taking a snooze and the day always ends up with you exhausted and in a foul mood.
Sometimes after working yourself out, you may still feel like you haven’t accomplished anything at the end of the day and the day was such a waste. This is one of the worst feeling ever.
It happens at times that you do not want anything that reminds you of your job as soon as you log out, this includes no hanging out with your colleagues after work hours for any reason whatsoever.
Sometimes people stay in the wrong career for way too long and end up sad and depressed. Some do not even realize that they are in the wrong career in the first place. This affects their quality of life both at work and at home. It is never too late to make that big yet risky move called career change.