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Six Red Flags:Know When To Change Your Career - MCI Institute

Posted by Jenna Baskin on 15/04/2019
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A career change rarely happens overnight. In most cases, a growing sense of dread, increased boredom and finally, infuriating frustration culminate in action. If you suspect you might be due for a change in vocation, look out for the following red flags:


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  1. You’re not learning anything new
  2. Your company culture is toxic
  3. You’re suffering from burnout
  4. You take work home with you
  5. You’ve become a master procrastinator
  6. You’ve lost your sense of purpose


1. You’re not learning anything new

If you can’t remember the last time you were challenged, or recall the feeling of trying your hand at something new, you may want to make a move. Why spend your time stagnating when there’s a whole world of new skills waiting for you?


2. Your company culture is toxic

Companies, like people, are ever-evolving. When what was once a peaceful and productive environment turns into a place that’s filled with negativity, or colleagues who’re difficult to work with, and management who feign ignorance, it’s time to look for greener pastures.


3. You’re suffering from burnout

If you feel like you’re spending all of your energy merely trying to stay afloat, take note. One of the telltale sales that you’re in desperate need of a career change is lingering fatigue and mental and emotional exhaustion. No job is worth the sacrifice of your physical or mental health.


  1. 4. You take work home with you

All employees work overtime at some point or another, but if you seem to be juggling your emails over dinner, or mulling over a recent workplace drama, it’s time to relook at your career. A work-life balance is crucial for your mental health – and success in the workplace – so if you’re fighting to switch off after work, it might be time to take action.


  1. 5. You’ve become a master procrastinator

Everyone procrastinates – but spending the majority of your workday aimlessly scrolling through Facebook and doing anything other than your actual job indicates that something’s amiss. Whether due to boredom or downright unhappiness, if you’ve become a master of procrastination, it might be time to find something else with which to invest your time in.


  1. 6. You’ve lost your sense of purpose

Feeling like the work that you do has meaning, or a positive impact is critical. If you can’t recall the last time you felt like this, it’s high time that you found another vocation.

Don’t settle for a career that doesn’t inspire you. MCI is a leading provider of online courses in Australia and has helped thousands of people just like you to navigate a career change successfully .

Download our free ebook to find out how online learning can fuel your personal growth.

Topics: jobs, online learning, work life balance, your support, online course australia, career change

By Jenna Baskin

Jenna Baskin is the CEO of MCI and has over 11 years’ experience in the training and education space. She was responsible for the creation of the MCI's online consumer division, the MCI Institute, and the transition of the organisation into the digital learning landscape. This includes platform partnerships across North America, unique content development, and the introduction of virtual reality learning methodologies.