Why some people make career shifts

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  • 1 To follow their passion

    Some people decide to make a career shift to follow their passion in life such as pursuing a career in music. 

  • 2 To make more money

    Most people who make career shifts do so to find a career that would pay them better. 

  • 3 To start their own business

    People who decide to start their own business might need to make a career shift in order to do it. 

  • 4 To gain more experience

    When a person feels like they've gained the most out of their current job, they might decide to make a career shift to gain more experience in a different field. 

  • 5 They're not valued at their current job

    People who feel devalued and disrespected at their current job might decide to make a career shift to get better treatment. 

  • 6 The industry/field doesn't interest them

    If a person finds that the industry or field they're in doesn't interest them, they might decide to make a career shift to try something new. 

  • 7 They want to give themselves a challenge

    Adventure seekers and people who like challenges might decide to make a career shift to experience the thrill of trying something new. 

  • 8 To have time to focus on other things

    People who need time to focus on their family, for example, might make a career shift to free some time for themselves to take care of other responsibilities. 

  • 9 Their current job is boring

    Some people might make a career shift because they find their current job boring and need something more exciting. 

  • 10 They don't like the work environment

    People who don't feel comfortable in their work environment might make a career shift in search for a better workplace atmosphere.

  • 11 They're experiencing a loss of purpose

    People who begin to feel a loss of purpose in the job they're doing might need to make a career shift to find a new goal or meaning for what they're doing. 

  • 12 They got into the field for the wrong reason

    Some people get into certain fields for the wrong reason such as carrying on a family tradition. In this case, the person might want to make a career shift to do what they really want.