How can you experience career growth without changing jobs?
The biggest mistakes you can make when considering a career change:
This puts you at risk of jumping from the frying pan into the fire. If you're already feeling really down, first improve your current situation by finding your voice, growing your skills and expertise, nurturing (or repairing) relationships and becoming more confident. Nothing is as attractive as someone who has stepped into their power.
Many people I speak with want to change careers but have no idea how much money they'll need to help them through the transition. Whether you're retraining, building a business or changing to a lesser paid role, unless you have a plan for how to finance this, it just won't happen.
Analyse your skills/knowledge/expertise and sort out what you love to do and what you never want to do again, who you love to work with, and what sort of business you want to work in or create. Decide what values need to be reflected in your work, what challenges you want to face or avoid, how much you want to earn, and what benefits you want.
Is it something you have to do, or is it just a case of the grass being greener? Maybe the change you really need is in your life outside the workplace.