The economy is improving, albeit slowly. Given the fact that things aren’t as bad as they were four or five years ago, you might be considering moving on. Perhaps it’s time to think about finding a new position that is a better fit for you than the one that you currently have.
Here are some major reasons that you may want to seriously consider making a career move now:
1) When your job is making you sick. Stress and work can sometimes be synonymous, but when it gets to the point where your job is adversely affecting your health, it’s time to contemplate making a change. After all, you can damage your health to the point where the damage is irreversible.
2) When you and the company are on different paths. You may have joined the organization when things were different. You believed in the mission of the organization, and your values were in alignment with theirs. But sometimes there is a divergence that is irreconcilable. If you no longer believe in the mission, or if the stated mission and the real mission of the organization are not in harmony, it may be difficult for you to continue to give your best to the company. Rather than let your work product slide, it may be best to move on.
3) When the handwriting is on the wall. There are many external reasons why you may need to move on. Your job may be at risk of elimination, there may be layoffs coming, or your job may be threatened by automation. It may be better for you to find new employment rather than be the victim of a job cut.
4) When you know if you don’t make a move now, you never will. Sometimes you can find yourself at a tipping point where you know this is the most opportune time to make a change. You may take a hard look at how many working years you have left and realize that it’s now or never. Either you will settle down into complacency where you are, or you will summon your energies to find a position that will give you the challenge that you need.
Do you need help making that next career move? Contact a certified career coach for professional assistance at 877-743-9521.