Should I Stay or Should I Go?
This is a question that I truly believe most of us, if not all of us who have worked at a job for a while ask ourselves. There are many reasons why this question pops up and forces us to assess if it’s worth to stay in our current job or to find another job and go.
However, what is there to assess? While we are trying to make the right decision, we have to factor in some critical elements. For instance, do we need a salary increase, a more prestigious title or a more challenging job, or perhaps, better perks and benefits, flexible working hours, the opportunity to work from home, a specific or exclusive location, or a short commute? Are we looking for career advancement? I think you get the drift.
Perhaps the question comes up because you have been stuck in a dead end job doing the same thing for quite a while, and at some point it became boring, monotonous and stale.
Every so often, we are guilty of not finding ways to make the daily work interesting, exciting or satisfying. Sometimes we do not challenge ourselves with work that is beyond what is expected from us to produce, or simply we become complacent and don’t want to be bothered.
Regardless of what reason(s) fits your case, before making any professional move I would work on a Job Search Comparative Chart. Simply list the job interview/offers that you have at the time and compare it to your current job.
Employer, Salary, Commute, Benefits, Perks, Job Makes me Happy and make sure you give it a SCORE from 1-10, (10 will be your best score)
Finally and more importantly, will this new job make me happy? The final decision shouldn’t be only about the money. Ask yourself, when I wake up every day, will I be excited to go to work. Will I be doing what I love to do and always wanted to do? Will I be contributing my best talents to the growth and evolution of the company/agency? Will I have the freedom to be creative? Will the outcome of my work contribute to make a difference in someone else life? Remember, you will have to be in that place for at least 8 hours a day, every day. Make it work!
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