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Upside down: changing the profession
Upside down: changing the profession

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One day it may turn out that you no longer have the strength or desire to do an unloved job. Indeed, if the profession is not to your liking, over time it can turn into a serious problem. You can change your profession, but you should do it wisely.


According to the latest research, more than 75% of people go to work unwillingly, and the prospect of never changing their occupation pretty ruins their mood every morning. Nevertheless, there are many reasons that keep them from drastically changing their lives. What is it that scares the overwhelming majority? What steps should you take to make your dream come true and not regret your decision later?

If suspicions that you have chosen the wrong profession are already gnawing at your mind, over time they are likely to only become more intrusive. However, before you take any decisive action, you should make sure that this is not a momentary weakness and that there is a real need to master a new kind of activity for you. As a rule, in the lives of people who are “out of place”, there are a number of “symptoms” indicating that their professional life is going in the wrong direction. If at least 3-4 of the following alarming "bells" are characteristic of you, there is reason to believe that finding yourself in a different professional field will be a real salvation for you. Here they are:

  • frequent illnesses are evidence of your inner disharmony due to the need to do an unloved business;
  • lack of professional growth, which causes bewilderment among your friends and acquaintances, because, in their opinion, you are a real treasure of all kinds of advantages and valuable skills;
  • unwillingness to maintain friendly relations with work colleagues, despite the fact that all of them, in general, are not bad people and there are no obvious conflicts between you;
  • you never take on overtime work, even if a solid additional payment is promised for it: the prospect of spending a few more hours "at the machine" does not seem tempting to you, even with good compensation;
  • you do not care at all about the opinion of your higher management, and the likelihood of losing your job does not make you tremble with horror - on the contrary, after another reprimand in the boss's office, you sweetly indulge in thoughts about how much pleasure you would take on your favorite hobby, which with most likely you have.

Now that you have recognized yourself in the description above, you can move on and speculate about what you will still have to face if an unshakable decision is made to turn everything upside down and start a new life. The average workaholic who selflessly sits at his desk for 8-15 hours, having lost his mental clarity after drinking a fair amount of cups of coffee, often recklessly thinks about how well everything could turn out if he had other work, specialty, boss and colleagues. It is important to pacify the playing out fantasy in time and put yourself in front of an indisputable fact: if you decide on this professional "coup", you will at least have a hard time. Here are just a few reasons convincing enough to be sure:

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    <li> Disapproval and misunderstanding from relatives and friends. Of course, I want to count on at least the support of my soul mate, but it's no wonder that even the closest people can be wary of a sudden thirst for radical change. </li>

    <li> A large amount of new information that will need to be processed and assimilated as soon as possible. </li>

    <li> The need to start everything from scratch, which can be very difficult or even impossible for people who had a serious professional status and held a significant position in their previous job. </li>

    <li> All kinds of difficulties (including psychological and material), which are likely to be your faithful companions, at least at the very beginning. </li>

    <li> The realization that no one can guarantee you the success of the event, as well as the fact that over time, regret for what you have done will not overtake you and you will not return to your previous occupation, complaining about how much time you spent on mastering a new profession wasted. </li>

So what rules should be followed in order for change to succeed?

1. Prepare well.

If you have already decided what you would like to do, collect the necessary information about where you can get the necessary knowledge, skills and appropriate education. It may also happen that at the preparatory stage, previously imperceptible nuances will become apparent, which will not speak in favor of your choice in this situation.

2. Find like-minded people and learn from someone else's experience - both positive and not so good.

Obviously, you are not alone in your dreams of another profession. The Internet is replete with resources with forums and communities of similar topics. Take time to study them carefully. Feel free to ask questions to those who have already gone through what you still have to do. This will help to re-evaluate your potential and prevent ridiculous mistakes.

3. Analyze your financial capabilities.

Mastering a new profession requires money. Can you keep working until you become a full-fledged specialist in a new industry? Do you have the finances to pay for your tuition? How soon do you estimate the new occupation will be able to generate income? This is just an approximate list of questions, the answers to which need to be prepared in advance, having thoroughly discussed everything with your household.

4. Study the labor market in terms of the desired profession.

What is the salary level? Is having a lot of experience critical? Is there a lot of competition? This will relieve you of unnecessary illusions, allow you to really assess your own capabilities and develop a more detailed plan of action.

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5. не спешите порывать с нелюбимой работой

как известно, всё познаётся в сравнении, а хорошо там, где нас нет. поэтому совсем не исключено, что с течением времени профессия из нелюбимой превратится в самую что ни на есть любимую, а недоумению по поводу того, что за наваждение заставило вас её сменить, не будет предела. по этой причине старайтесь не терять наработанные навыки и берегите приобретённый опыт, пока окончательно не утвердитесь в своём решении сменить профессию. кто знает, быть может, то, что кажется таким ненавистным сегодня, окажется далеко не самым худшим вариантом спустя некоторое время.

смена профессии – серьёзный и смелый шаг, и решится на него далеко не каждый. однако если вы тверды в своём намерении, возможные трудности и всяческие препятствия вряд ли удержат вас от него. тем не менее какой бы страстной натурой вы ни были, следует помнить, что, возможно, это как раз один из тех случаев, когда имеет смысл склониться в пользу разума и тщательно взвесить все за и против. если же ваша уверенность непоколебима, вы по-прежнему глухи к доводам друзей и родственников, а нелюбимая профессия так постыла, что иного выхода вы не видите, скорее всего, вы – на верном пути, а мы желаем твёрдой поступью пройти его до самого конца!

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