A common question weâ€™ve been getting is, â€œShould IÂ try for a better job during the recession?â€ The answer is, yes you should! There are thousands of people who are unhappy in their jobs and afraid to leave. If you are losing sleep over the decision to stick it out or plan for a new career, we can tell you from experience-look for a career better suited for you. Why?Â You can have severalÂ positive resultsÂ when yourÂ job isÂ satisfying.Â Often you achieve greater success, higher job performance, better health and even happier relationships when your work is the right fit.
Continue toÂ work in the old job toÂ payÂ your bills andÂ start taking smallÂ steps during lunch, at night and weekends to doÂ research into other career fields and network withÂ contacts. When you have investigated and networked enough to launch your new career, youâ€™ll know itâ€™s time to leave for something better. Here are three tasks to get you started...
One, determine a specific career you are interested in seeking.
Two, write an action plan with a list of contacts to meet and places to investigate â€” such as professional associations or educational needs. Be sure to include a due date next to each task and writing it helps to improve chances of doing it.
Three,Â identify a support person who is very upbeat and motivating and ask for permission to talk regularly during the process. In summary, yes you can find something better if you are focused with a plan and a support person to help you achieve your goal.
– Sunny K. Lurie, PhD., Fast Focus Careers