Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? You may want to lose weight, quit smoking, or exercise more. Another popular New Year’s resolution is to make a positive career change. If you’ve resolved to make a change in 2015 it might be helpful to understand the reasons you may want to look for a new job.
The Top 5 Reasons to Look for a New Job in 2015
Positive Career Advancement.
Maybe you have an opportunity to take your career to the next level. Carefully consider where you are now and what the advantages are of moving to another company to take on new responsibilities. Also, really look at whether or not this advancement is part of your long term goals for your career. If you don’t feel like you have the chance where you are now, it may be time to leave.
Money is one of the top reasons job seekers provide for their reason to look for a new job but it can a complicated issue. More money doesn’t automatically mean more job satisfaction. If you are leaving only for money you may find yourself equally as unsatisfied in your new job. Look at what the money represents and whether or not a move makes a difference in your career.
You No Longer Feel Challenged.
Are you bored at work? Do you have trouble getting up and getting out the door every day? If you don’t feel challenged at work every day you may need to take your talents to another company who will appreciate them more. Look at what you really love about your job and decide the best ways to use your skills in another role, and then pursue that.
Issues With Your Boss or Coworkers.
If you are unable to get along with other coworkers or your boss it may be a good time to make a career change. Really look at the situation and determine if it is your attitude that needs adjusting or if things won’t change regardless of how you handle the situation. When looking for a new job, pay specific attention to the other employees and their work styles to match them to your own.
Major Life Changes.
Of course, not all reasons for leaving a job have to be about dissatisfaction with your situation. You may have a major life change that affects your current job. Do you have an opportunity to move to a new city? Maybe you’ve recently started a family and want to transition to part time or temporary work. There are many positive reasons to begin a new chapter in your life as well.