These days, thanks to the tough economic climate, it is very common for people to want to change jobs. There are a variety of reasons for wanting to do take this bold step, so we’ve prepared this article exploring some of those reasons. If many of them are applicable to you, then it might be the time to start brushing up on your job interview techniques!
One of the most common reasons for wanting to move to a new firm is that there is no longer any scope for career progression at your current role. There are several reasons for this. Often, it is because the business you work for is struggling, and can’t take on any high value clients or projects where you can shine. The second most common issue is internal company politics. There may be someone else in the organization who has a stranglehold on business strategy, or holds the position you want, but don’t have the support to take it. In these two instances, it may be worth while looking for a way to change jobs.
Another popular reason for looking for a new role is that you don’t get on with fellow workers or your boss. While popular, it is far from ideal. In fact, it is a very bad idea to change jobs because of this! For a start, it would be hard to explain to your new employer why you want to change. They may realize your true motive and believe that it is you that causes trouble among other employees, rather than the other way around. It is much better to resolve your inter-personal differences with your co-workers rather than running every time there is an issue.
Thirdly, low pay is a strong reason to change jobs. There are several reasons why you may feel underpaid. Hopefully it isn’t because you don’t provide much value to the business! Avoid this by ensuring you work hard each and every day. On the other hand, perhaps you are a very valuable asset to your company, but they simply cant afford to pay you more. You may however be gaining some very valuable experience which will further your career down the line. If this is the case, think very carefully about making any rash career decisions. Good experience is much more valuable than a higher pay packet with very few opportunities to self develop and increase your earning potential in the future.
Next, the flip side of this argument is that you are currently paid reasonably well, but you’re not learning much, and there is no scope for learning more. Maybe you already have had some job interviews but were unsuccessful because you have a lack of experience. In this instance, it is much better to change jobs which will give you experience in an area that you currently lack.
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