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5 questions before you make a job change decision

Are you wondering whether you should make a job change or not? Stay calm and go through the 5 basic questions before you decide to change job.

1. Are you happy with your job?

“Do what you love and you’ll never work another day in your life”. If you are not happy with your current job, ask yourself what you expect in the next opportunity. It’s not good if you just look for a short-term escape which will bring unhappiness for you again. Give yourself some reasonable motivations for a job change such as a new experience, a higher position or promotion opportunities.

2. What are your skills?

Do you have the feeling of being stuck in the same position in your current job? There is likely a problem which you should figure out before you change job. It is better to really understand your capability and capacity and whether it matches your dream job. It is never too late for you to upgrade your level and learn new skills to become a qualified candidate for a new position.

3. Do you have work-life balance?

Do you have it in your current job or are you looking for it when you change jobs? The contentment in both your work and private life is important and drives you to success. Separating your work and your personal life will help you work productively and have a healthy lifestyle. You should ask some questions about company culture and work-life balance. Planning each work day in advance and focusing when you come in will help you be more productive at work. Leave work in the office behind you and enjoy the contentment in your personal life.

4. Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone?

Think about new challenges you will face when you make a job change decision which will force you out of your comfort zone. Stepping out of your comfort zone can be a little daunting but can have huge benefits. Learning something new and improving your skills will give you a sense of satisfaction and achievement and may give you a different outlook on your current job or look towards a different direction.

5. What is your plan for a job change?

No one can answer this question better than you. Who do you want to be in the future? What do you want to achieve in your career path? What is the working environment like? Is salary the most important to you in your career? You should consider your value before making the move.

March 2019

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