There are many reasons to seek out a new job. It could be a change in your own lifestyle, financial motivation, or the simple fact that you can't stand your boss. While a different career path may seem like a grand upheaval, statistics on the subject show that we will have between three and seven different careers within our lifetime.
Making a change as large as this is not an easy or a simple one. A career change can be many months, or even years in the making. However, if you're truly dissatisfied with your job, then the best time to start moving towards your new career is right now.
While you may know what you're doing right now isn't right for you, knowing what is doesn't always come naturally. If this applies to you, you may wish to speak with a career planner, or a professional who specialises in this area.
Finding out as much information as possible about your chosen industry is essential. Knowing the availability of openings, salary on offer and competitiveness within the field may shape the choices you make. Of course, you may also need to update your qualifications and skills.