Things To Consider When Shifting Job

There is a point that our jobs gnaw on us driving us to boredom, anxiety, and even discontentment. Changing jobs is never easy but if there is a need, perhaps it is time to move on.

But what could be the main reason why people change jobs? What drives us to leave our current employer and seek for another one? How wise is it to change jobs? What should you consider if you really want that shift to happen?

Finding a new job is not as easy at it may seems. Sure, plenty of jobs crowd the classifieds everyday but the tediousness of going through the same process of applying, submitting requirements, undergoing interviews, and thorough reference update can get into one’s veins. This is not to discourage anyone not to shift jobs, but there are few things that should be taken into consideration before making the decision.

Defining Success

Most people who are successful in their career are those who have stayed in one company and have managed to go up the corporate ladder. But for some of us, it does take time to find out the job that fits the career, which we see ourselves in.

Take note that a job is not the same as a career. If in case you like what you are doing but you do not like your work, most likely you just need to find another job; one that would be the same as what you are doing but different in several ways– for example, work environment or salary package. Otherwise, if you think there is no future for you on your job for a more fulfilling career in the future, then there’s a need to evaluate your goals and aspirations leaving you to no choice but alter your career.

There are many factors why people feel a need to shift jobs. Probably, your current job does not give you the satisfaction you are looking for such as financial compensation, growth, advancement or plainly– the job just does not reflect what you really want to do. It is perceptive though to take into consideration why you really wish to shift jobs. Before taking a leap and an impulsive decision of submitting a resignation letter, make sure to weight the reasons for leaving. These reasons should always be based on a logical outlook than on emotional bias. Money should also be never the sole purpose for sudden shifts for monetary compensation may not give you the real satisfaction you are after especially in the long run.

In the end, changing or staying in one job would never define success or would amount to the sense of achievement you are looking for. It always boil down to you being contented in your job, finding significance in your work, and most important the fulfillment of being able to recreate your self through your craft and getting compensated for it.

Making Wise Decisions

Some minor tips for those ready to rumble in the job shift-job hunt arena.

Unfortunately, some people who are decided to leave their job commit the gravest mistake of saying goodbyes rather than saying hellos or at least getting down to job hunting. All of us have experienced applying for the FIRST real job. It’s no joke. Much more, when there are pending bills and rent to pay. One of the wisest decision, is to find a job while you still have a job.

If you literary depend on your paycheck to live, rush decisions to quit is a no no. As said, the process of finding a new job can take longer than we think. Playing your cards right will give you the advantage of not undergoing any financial ebb in the process of shifting to another job. If you so need a paycheck to survive, better yet wait until the next offer comes around.

And most of all, always make a graceful exit. Prior employments reflect in your resume. Somehow, whatever hullabaloos you’ve done in your previous jobs reflect on your employment history. Clarity is a great virtue. You don’t want any past grudges to pull you down during the peak of your career. Bad endorsements are never flattering. As such,when you flash that resignation letter, it will be like topping the exams knowing its a grand exit giving you your ticket to a greener pasture.


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