Should You Get a New Job in 2015?
January 8, 2015 Leave a comment
As we begin 2015, you may be reflecting on the past year and wondering if your current job is where you want to be. If you really don’t like where you work or aren’t satisfied, you are not alone. But quitting your job in today’s difficult economy is a scary decision to make. And if you make decent money, finding another job with the same or better pay can be challenging to say the least. If you are considering quitting, though, it’s a good idea to have a long and hard think before you walk away from your current job.
The sad truth is, it can be difficult to tell just how bad—or not bad—your current situation is when you’re all tangled up in it. To help yourself determine if it’s time to leave, ask yourself a few key questions before leaving. How many problem behaviors can you identify? What has the duration of the problems been? What is the intensity of the behavior? Have you tried to fix it, or are there solutions you haven’t yet considered?
Think through tough questions like these and write down the answers. Next, it is time to reflect. Remember, this is your life and if you don’t take responsibility for it, no one will. Choosing to do nothing is as much a choice as choosing to act. If you decide to stay, identify what you need to do to make it better. If you decide you need to leave, make sure you are taking the proper steps to leave on the best terms possible and prepare for a new job. Don’t get yourself into a position of being desperate.
Your career is a pathway over time comprised of individual steps you take. Continue pursuing your goals and going in the right direction—forward. Make adjustments along the way and it will lead you closer to your ultimate goal.