As a recruitment marketing practitioner, I talk to dozens of professional and personal contacts every day. Regardless of the topic at hand or the relative success of the individual, I’m surprised by how frequently the conversation turns to career burnout. I can think of at least three conversations I’ve had in the past month with seemingly successful professionals with a solid career trajectory. Each of them said some version of the same thing, that they had “been doing the same thing for too long” and were “ready for a change”, but they simply can’t afford to walk away from a good job and start from scratch.
My suggestion? Look for jobs outside of your traditional career path by leveraging your subject matter expertise in a completely new field. Let me elaborate: