Watching the clock tick minute by minute while at work is a sign it may be time to re-evaluate your career and face up to how you really feel about your job. Like athletes, professionals who have been in the same routine for a long period of time are likely to hit a plateau. Their motivation will drop and enthusiasm often becomes overshadowed by the monotonous day-to-day tasks.

If this sounds like you, you’re probably in need of either a long holiday, or a change of job.

Benefits of changing directions

Changing your job may sounds like a daunting process but that could be because our way of thinking is stuck in the past. Unlike the old days, it’s unlikely an employee stays with one organisation for 10-15 years.

In fact, Michael Page believes changing jobs (obviously, not too often) will enhance your experience and broaden your knowledge and skills.

Taking the first step towards a new career

With the economy still recovering, the only way to land your dream job is by being proactive, showing enthusiasm and persistence.

Networking is vital to meeting new people who could lead to potential work. We all know the world talks, and spreading the word that you’re looking for a new role may end up in the ear of an employer. Despite this, it is important to ensure you are doing all you can to shake hands with the right people and show your enthusiasm for a new opportunity. 

Surrounding yourself with people who are happy and successful can be the motivation you need to find a new and exciting career opportunity.

It's important to know your options in the current job market. Browse Michael Page jobs as part of your research on making a job change.

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