Finding a fulfilling career as a teacher can be a tough, incremental journey. Few professionals enter the workforce, knowing what they want to achieve. Any individual considering a career change is not alone. For many, it would mean departing from stable employment to head down unknown territory.
Every phase in your career provides an opportunity to know more about your skills, passion, challenges, and workplace values. Career decisions that you may perceive as “missteps” often are the most informative and transformational on the path to a fulfilling career. Again, the idea of career fit is a two-way process. Employers would also want you to be engaged in your current role so that you are more productive. Knowing when to move from your current job to pursue other teaching positions can be a win-win for all stakeholders.
Complacency in your approach
With each passing day, you are feeling disconnected from your initial decision to join the organization. Mentally, you are not in the right frame of mind to teach, and you are underperforming. At times, even when you are passionate about your work, you may not have the energy to complete a task. In that case, reassess your role as a teacher.
You are not achieving the expected results.
In any profession, work activities would be the same every day. Each day looks similar, and you are functioning in an autopilot mode. You feel undervalued – as if you are wasting your time and talent. Over a period, you have stopped looking for new opportunities to contribute. It is time to identify a new role that is in line with your strengths, offers opportunities to enhance your skills, and enables you to make meaningful contributions.
You do not feel like working.
Every professional has one of those days when they do not feel like working. If you are dissatisfied with your current role, it is time to consider other areas of work that might align with your passions.
Your salary also does not provide the incentive to work.
The salary might be useful, but the work is tedious. You may keep working only for the paycheck, but even that may not be enough. You start feeling that you are not fulfilling your potential. It is time to change your job.
Your job is impacting your personal life.
If you are feeling stressed and your work is impacting your personal life – you are not able to interact with your family and friends, then start looking at activities that would make you feel like yourself once more.
You are thinking about a new career.
You are always thinking about a new career. You are browsing for new jobs instead of work emails. Then, its time to move on.