- Career advice often focuses on changing your job so it’s more fulfilling.
- A career transition might involve quitting today — or it might involve some more gradual experimentation.
- Business Insider has listed below the best insights and advice we’ve heard from career experts and successful career-changers.
- Business Insider regularly interviews experts about career pivots. You can read them all by subscribing to BI Prime.
Most working professionals have at some point found themselves stuck in a rut.
It could be that their boss is a tyrant; it could also be that they’re bored and curious to see what else is out there.
Whatever the situation, there’s almost assuredly a way out. And while it might involve quitting, moving to a new city, and overhauling your entire lifestyle, it might instead come down to trying a different role within your current team.
Below, Business Insider has listed the best (and most practical) career-change advice we’ve heard from a range of experts, plus super successful folks who’ve revamped their own work situations.
Re-envisioning your overall career: A former Googler and Facebook exec says your parents’ career path is just about dead, and there’s a better way to move up in the world
Recognizing when you need a new challenge: The CEO of a consulting firm says if ‘you can see your future’ at work, you may not be in the right career
Figuring out what you actually enjoy doing: The best question you can ask before changing careers has nothing to do with your work
Pinpointing the most impactful and fulfilling work you could do: A former Google exec reveals the 3 questions you should ask yourself before making a career change
Gathering support at work and at home: A LinkedIn executive’s 3-step plan to making a meaningful career change can help anyone who feels stuck in their job
Leveraging your past experience in your new role: You’re not ‘too old’ to make a career change — in fact, you’ve probably already done half the work
Finding out what your new life will really look like: Too many people skip a crucial step before making a career change
Deciding whether to move on from your organization: A former Netflix exec shares 3 simple questions to ask yourself if you’re thinking about leaving your job
Avoiding a bad reputation among your current coworkers: A woman who’s spent a decade in HR shares the No. 1 sign it’s time to quit your job
Distinguishing between hating your job and wanting to start your own business: The ultimate guide to figuring out how (and if) you should start your own company
Seeing the signs that you’re ready to transition: A former Googler who left after 2 years to build her own startup explains how to know it’s time to quit your job
Experimenting before you take any big leaps: A career coach and former Googler breaks down the 4 steps to making a change in your career
Taking small steps toward your ultimate goal: How to make a drastic career change, from an executive coach who’s helped countless people unhappy at work
Telling your boss you’re quitting: A workplace expert shares the exact steps you should take to quit your job without burning bridges