Another autumn has come, another time of blues and bad mood. In the midst of the stream of thoughts, you want to change your job. Is it a coincidence or a justified necessity? A stupid whim of a tired brain, or a product of serious thinking by an intelligent person? But the most important thing is what to do now: without wasting time, write a letter of resignation, or first get a new job offer, and only then quit? Let’s figure it out.
Good work is easy enough to describe. You do the things you love, and it pays well. That is, you do not just work, but also have fun, and besides, you also get paid for it! But there is one important point here, namely, any work is temporary, as well as any project that has a beginning and an end. Even if you have a job now and everything suits you, tomorrow circumstances may change and then there is a desire to change jobs.
The main reasons for wanting to change jobs
Among the objective reasons, in the presence of which it is necessary to really consider options for changing the place of employment, psychologists distinguish:
Unacceptable working conditions for you personally (low salary, inappropriate schedule, inconvenient location, office relocation to another country, harmful working conditions, etc.)
Lack of perspective. We are talking about a suspended term, during which there is no career advancement, transfer to a parallel department or other changes in the staffing table. 7 years – usually called a period during which it is advisable to hold one position without any changes.
You are confident that this job is not for you. You do not feel joy when you go to work, and everything that happens there leaves you indifferent or, even worse, causes negative feelings. Also, this item is about people who have realized their true purpose in another industry, in another area of interest.
There are also subjective reasons. Among them, the most common:
I do not like the atmosphere in the team / I was not lucky with the boss. Despite the fact that this point is very important, it cannot be called decisive. The boss can change, and your neighbor at the entrance will become him. You can also cope with intrigues and manipulations by colleagues if you believe in yourself, and especially if you read specialized literature.
You dream of something more, you dream about money fountains, but nothing concrete. Such thoughts are common to all people sooner or later, but it is important to consider that this is not a reason to change jobs.
However, the decision has been made, and we must take into account important points. Of course, a 20-year-old man and a family man after 30 have a slightly different situation. The first has time to try and be disappointed, to seek and to seek again. The second is tied hand and foot with obligations, regular payments, as well as a measured schedule and routine. But they also have something in common: both of them, overcoming fears and achieving their goal, realize that in modern society, a man’s happiness is inextricably linked with satisfaction with his work, as well as with those actions that he considers correct on paths to your dream job.
After all, being satisfied with your work is not only pleasant, but also beneficial. Therefore, we see no doubt how, in search of a new job, blood begins to circulate freely throughout the body, especially in the brain, which, by the way, contributes to the development of creativity. Learning new things is joyful, your intellectual potential is mobilized. But where exactly do you start and how do you succeed?
Where to start if you realized that you want a change
You need to start by understanding whether you just want to change the company, staying in the same or parallel field of activity, or you want to change everything and start from scratch. There is also a third intermediate option, when, in order to make a final decision, you need to talk with people of a particular company, perhaps take a couple of courses (courser.org, edx.org can be distinguished from popular online courses platforms) or even get additional education or MBA degree.
Of course, when considering the option of improving qualifications, accumulating knowledge, skills, diplomas, collecting certificates, one should not forget the ultimate goal, namely, the answer to the question of how all this can be useful in my future work. The process of acquiring knowledge, unfortunately, cannot be endless, or at least it must be successfully combined with the main work.
On the other hand, additional training will help fill educational gaps and strengthen your resume. So it’s up to you!
Search options for interesting vacancies
It’s no secret that the most successful way to find a new job is to use your contacts or even your contacts. LinkendIn claims that in the modern world, 85% of jobs are found by job seekers through acquaintances, because 7 out of 10 vacancies are not advertised by firms at all. Therefore, the methodology for finding a new job can be presented as follows:
We start with personal contacts. People tend to trust those they know. If you are actively looking for work, let your friends, neighbors and acquaintances know about it. For this, a letter on social networks (Hi, I hope you are doing well … I would like to inform you that I am currently looking for a new job), or a confidential meeting.
Nobody canceled the thorough study of Internet resources. This refers to both job sites (for example, HeadHunter) and company sites in the “Career” section. LinkedIn remains the # 1 resource for finding candidates among HR and recruiters abroad, so registering on this social network makes sense.
Recruitment agencies offer interesting options for cooperation for candidates. We are talking about organizing internships / internships in leading companies for young professionals, as well as special events, kind of job fairs in a new way. For fun, you can try to score in a search engine: job expo in (city).
Yes, changing jobs is not an easy process. Here is the definition of the desired, and the analysis of all the factors “for” and “against”, and the development of a system for finding a new job, and most importantly – not to lose confidence that everything will work out. Strong intention, purposeful work and a little luck are three necessary and sufficient factors to neutralize all obstacles on the way to your goal.