Time for a Job Change? (Part 2)

June 27th, 2013

Part Two – Personal Factors

In part-2 of our 3-part series “Time for a Job Change?” we are going to explore some personal factors that may play a part in the decision process on whether it is time to move forward in your career.

You Can Gain a Broader Base of Knowledge

Like with anything thing new you try there is a learning curve, the same applies to your job.  When you are first hired you are thrust into a face-paced indoctrination.  You have to learn the basics of your new position coupled with learning about your co-workers and how you fit into the organization.  That is then followed by a longer period of fine tuning your skills and mastering your position.  Experts express that this period of time is approximately 3 years for the typical worker.

But is that all that there is?  Are you capable of learning more? Is it possible that you can advance your personal base of career-specific knowledge by repeating this learning process in a new position? The answer could be “yes.”

Changing position within your industry may force you to gain new skills that can complement those you already have, allowing you to become a more well-round, and capable professional.  If this is something you personally feel is needed in your career it may be time to start seeking a job that will provide you that growth.

 Your Job Does Not Challenge You Anymore

Have you ever said to yourself “This job has become boring?”  You have mastered the requirements of your position and cruise through it day after day.  You find that your job no longer provides any challenges.  Working at a job that lacks challenges can often result in negative work habits such as surfing the web, playing games, etc. to kill time.  Lack of challenges can also often lead to a lower morale and a lack of enthusiasm on your part.

If you find yourself in this situation you should seek more challenging work assignments within your current organization.  If more challenging assignments are not available to you, you may want to consider moving to a new job where you are again challenged on a day-to-day basis.

 Major Changes in Your Personal Life

There are many different personal circumstances which may necessitate you finding another job.  They can range from wanting to shorten your daily commute time to your spouse has been offered a tremendous opportunity in another city.  Some employers may be willing to work to keep you, especially if you are a key employee, by offering you a transfer to another location.  The key is to keep your employer informed of any pending life-style changes so they are not surprised when your time comes to make a decision.  If however they unwilling or unable to help you in your situation you may be forced to seek out other employment.

The Symicor Group understands how these factors play a part in your decision to look for other work.  A very important part of our process in finding you an opportunity is we take time to get to know you.  Our recruiters spend time talking with you to understand you, your personality, and your unique situation.  Contact us today and let us help move you forward.

Next time in Part-Three of our three-part series we will wrap up the “Time for a Job Change?” series discussing earning and some helpful steps in moving forward.

You can view Part-One of the series at: http://symicorgroup.com/2013/06/06/time-for-a-job-change/


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