In the realm of your professional journey, you may have navigated some twists and turns. If you feel like your career used to be like a thrilling love story, but now has turned into a routine script, we understand. As you go about your daily tasks, you wonder – is it time for a makeover or a clean break? In the spirit of love this February, let’s explore whether your relationship with your career needs a passionate rekindling or if it’s time for a fresh start and a new professional love story.


Key Questions to Ask Yourself

Before deciding to try and ‘make up’ or break up with your current employer, it’s crucial to ask yourself some key questions. REFLECT on your current role, job satisfaction, and overall career trajectory. Are you still passionate about the work you do? Do you see growth opportunities within your current organization? Are your values aligned with your employer’s? If the answers lean towards negativity, it might be time to consider a change. However, if you still see potential for rekindling your love, you may have opportunities for improvement.


Career Relationship Repair

If you haven’t lost the love for your company just yet, there are several things you can do to breathe new life into your professional relationship:

  • COMMUNICATE: Just like any relationship, open and honest communication is key. Schedule a meeting with your supervisor to discuss your concerns, aspirations, and areas for improvement.
  • SKILL ENHANCEMENT: Invest time in upgrading your skills. Attend workshops, take online courses, or pursue continuous education that will make you a valuable asset to your team and organization.
  • NETWORKING: Attend industry events, connect with colleagues, and build relationships within and outside your organization. Networking can open doors to new opportunities and collaborations. Sometimes when you are least expecting it!


Initiating a Breakup

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, a breakup might be the HEALTHIEST option for your career. Check your situation for signs that it’s time to move on:

  • STAGNATION: If you feel stuck in your current role with no prospects for growth, it might be time to explore new opportunities.
  • CULTURAL MISALIGNMENT: If your values and the company culture don’t align, it could lead to long-term dissatisfaction.
  • LACK OF PASSION: If you’ve lost passion for your work and dread going to the office, it might be a sign that you need a change.


Preparing for a New Relationship

If you’ve decided to part ways, it’s time to prepare for a NEW RELATIONSHIP with another employer. Here are some simple steps to get you started:

  • Update Your Resume: Ensure your resume is polished and highlights your SKILLS and ACHIEVEMENTS. Tailor it to the specific requirements of the roles that spark your interest.
  • Connect with a Recruiter: Reach out to a RECRUITER specializing in the Canadian Insurance Industry. They can provide valuable insights, help you navigate job opportunities, and offer guidance on market trends.
  • Enhance Your Online Presence: UPDATE your LinkedIn profile and ensure it reflects your professional journey. Connect with industry professionals and join relevant groups to expand your network.


Whether it’s time to take your current role to relationship counselling or break up and find a new one, approaching your career with love and intentionality is essential. Reflect on your GOALS, COMMUNICATE openly, and take the necessary steps to ensure your professional journey is FULFILLING. As you navigate the landscape of the Insurance Industry, remember that like any successful relationship, your career requires effort, commitment, and occasional evaluation to thrive.