Posted on: 6 Nov 2017
It can be difficult deciding on the right route to take in terms of jobs – so it’s no surprise to hear that many Brits do have regrets about their chosen career path.
New research from CV Library, reported on by Smallbusiness.co.uk, has found that 75.7 per cent of people in the UK would actually decide to start a whole new career if given the chance, whether that be food ingredient jobs, something in publishing or something really leftfield like professional bed tester!
The top five regrets for people were found to be moving to a firm and not liking it, not leaving an old job sooner, not going for promotions, starting careers later in life and leaving companies that they enjoyed working at.
Other regrets included changing industry to one they didn’t like, embarrassing themselves in front of the boss or colleagues and putting themselves forward for a role they didn’t like just because it paid more.
Founder and managing director of the company Lee Biggins was quoted by the news source as saying: “My advice would be not to get yourself into a rut: there will always be an opportunity to reach your goals and patience and determination is key.”
To help avoid career regret, make sure your work goals are aligned with what’s most important to you. You need to identify what your particular values are and what you will find most fulfilling in the world of work. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone can also be helpful – so make sure your dreams are big so you don’t miss any opportunities that come your way.