Are You Having a Mid-Career Crisis?

Are you seriously lacking inspiration at work and constantly longing for the weekend? Grown bored of doing the same job day in, day out?

If so, it’s possible that you’re having a mid-career crisis. Or maybe just a career crisis, as this isn’t an isolated issue for seasoned professionals and can just as easily affect those who are reasonably new to employment.

In order to feel genuinely happy in your job and get the most out your career, it is essential that you feel valued for what you are doing and are inspired to work your hardest. If this is not achieved, then job satisfaction may drop significantly.

if this sounds like you, here are a few signs of career distress and how you can work to resolve them, courtesy of CMS Wire.

1) Wavering self-confidence

  • You aren’t convinced that you are truly valued in your current role and worry that you will not find the career that you want.
  • TIP: Learn to value yourself a bit more and create your own definition of success which is achievable for you, rather than aiming for unrealistic goals.

2) You’ve hit a wall

  • You don’t feel like you are learning anything new and no longer feel challenged in your current job.
  • TIP: Reassess your career goals and ambitions.

3) You’ve given up control

  • You don’t stand your ground and have begun to sacrifice yourself in order to get along with others and fit in.
  • TIP: Be assertive, and regain authority and respect.

4) Work is neglected

  • You don’t feel like you have much power or control over how you perform at work anymore.
  • TIP: Identify your strengths and make best use of the to improve your work performance.

5) Idling

  • You’ve become idle and have lost sight of your own dreams and focus more on other people.
  • TIP: Think of yourself.

6) Loss of focus

  • You know what you want to achieve, but you aren’t doing anything to reach your goals.
  • TIP: Create a checklist of what you want to achieve in your career.

7) You are increasingly unhappy at work

  • You aren’t feeling fulfilled by your role and it’s wearing you down.
  • TIP: Improving your own situation will in turn improve things for the company.


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By Sophie Deering