The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Time for a Change?
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Time for a Change?

Sometimes I wonder if I am in the right business. I have been a fundraiser for over 20 years. I love it but sometimes I long for a job that is less stressful or more fruitful to my wallet.

I think part of my having doubts or wanting something different is because I blog. Blogging opened up a new world to me and sometimes I wonder if I could make a living blogging. The only thing that keeps me from trying is that I like having a regular paycheck and benefits!

But I have been investigating new avenues. I have talked to friends, done research on line and checked out websites like Noomii where you can get in contact with career coaches who will help you with a new career path.

I had never ever thought about talking with a career coach but after a little digging, I realized that is a great way to see if you are really ready for a career change or if you are already in the job you need to be in. I think getting an objective point of view really helps.

I know many of my friends who could have used a little career counseling. Some left their jobs without thinking about the implications. If they had spoken to someone, then maybe they would have made different choices.

When and if I decide to see if I need a career change, I think I might seek out a career counselor. For now, I am sticking with fundraising because I really enjoy it. I enjoy that I am helping an organization. I enjoy that I get to meet so many different people from every walk of life.

I guess everyone goes through a period where they reevaluate their career choices. Tell me, have you ever thought about changing careers or visiting a career counselor? 

1 comment:

  1. I was forced to change jobs in January when I was laid off from my job of 8 years. I am so much happier now! Good luck whatever you decide to do :)