There are many scenarios that would constitute a career crisis. Some are predictable - others come "left field".
Many of those in the middle of a career crisis will start to look at or perhaps just think about alternative jobs or even careers.
The problem with this is that when one is in the mists and midst of a career meltdown, burnout or a major career dilemma - there can be a strong desire to "jump ship" or "get out" with insufficient time spent in the evaluation, researching and planning phases ( ie some independent career guidance).
If one has been ignoring signs that a career is mismatched or getting a growing realisation that work life balance is not how you would want it ... there is a risk making precipitous or poorly thought through career decisions. Frying pan into fire then becomes a real possibility.
This is why - before joining one of our career programmes - if there is any hint of a crisis.... it can be good to book in for a one to one call/zoom to establish an ideal time frame and where to begin and how urgent things are feeling.
Uber-urgent... Urgent ... Slightly Urgent or Non Urgent
Possible situations leading to career crises and a sense of extreme urgency for career planning support include....
As a broad piece of advice - a short term decision that brings things closer to a "non urgent" level is usually prudent. Such an interim decision generally allows a more steady and considered approach to be taken in due course and so ...knee jerk decisions are avoided. When things feel steady a shift to a more in depth career analysis will be more productive.