Gone are the days when most people would stay working with the same company long term. People are now changing jobs more than ever. In addition to just shifts to different employers, people are also entirely switching careers more than in the past.
So how does a person decide to switch careers? Such a major life changing decision isn’t just made on the spur of the moment. It is one of those decisions that you really need to weigh the pros and cons. Even then you may be unsure of your decision.
I am currently facing this situation with my own career. While I really feel that a career switch is in my best interests, it is still intimidating to put into motion. So to help with my own decision and hopefully help others, I will discuss what is going into this choice.
What Is Wrong With My Current Career Path?
Originally I started out in the IT industry as a web programmer. It was fairly enjoyable work, but job prospects were extremely limited. To qualify for most jobs you need an extremely diversified skill set that forces you to learn new technologies continuously. Stop learning and you quickly become obsolete. Continue reading