How to Make a Career Change
When is it the right time tochange jobs?
There are a lot of things to consider when deciding whenand why to move on. To begin with, you need to assesswhere you are now, what you have achieved and where you want to be in a few years time.
What do you enjoy about your present job? What don’t you enjoy?What do you feel is missing? What have you enjoyed about anyprevious roles you have done? How will you know when you haveachieved it?As well as your own personal motives for wanting to change jobs,there are plenty of other reasons out of your control that cause youto leave your current position, including:
potential financial difficulties for your employer
your company moving into a different area of business
a collapse in communication with your manager or colleagues
Spotting when the time is right
If you do decide to leave a job, quitting at the wrong time can hit youin the pocket if you’re not careful. For example, leaving just beforeyour big bonus is due is not very sensible.It’s a good idea to think about whether you’re currently paid inadvance or in arrears as any change may affect your monthly cashflow.