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4 Vital Things to Consider When Changing Your Job

4 Vital Things to Consider When Changing Your Job

Are you overworking yourself and getting peanuts for a salary? Are you tired of standing for all the systematic and political rubbish thrown at you in your place of work or are you sick of all the unfair treatment you get and feel it’s about time you change organisations? The thought of quitting your current job to start your own business or work for another company is so strong that you feel yourself progressively working towards that goal. Maybe it is about time you get a new job or start your entrepreneurial journey.  

I know you loved your job at the beginning but you’re just not sure if you still do anymore. Now, that you feel unsure about your current career, it is high time you leave it behind. However, you are not alone in what you are going through as statistics say that up to 85% of workers hate their current job.
If by chance you find yourself wondering if you should change careers or not, here are 4 important factors you should be considering.

What is your ideal work situation?

1: What is your ideal work situation?

First step to making a decision of continuing or quitting your job is to properly analysis your work environment
Make a list of the top 10 phrases or words that best describes your career. While doing this, it is important that you include all pros and cons of your present job. The pros and cons can include the number of hours you spend working each day, all the work benefits you get, and every other thing that makes your work extra hard.
Now, how do you feel about that list?
If you feel good, there is no need to get another job-get a side hustles instead but if you feel otherwise, you need to quit your job!

Do your actual job duties match your personality?

2: Do your actual job duties match your personality?

To every professional or business owner, there are 4 core traits that has gotten you this far.
These traits are:
  •      The level of your ability to interact with people
  •      Your speed in solving work related problems
  •      Your ability to manage day-to-day tasks
  •      Swift response to events and situations

I highly recommend you to take your list of answers to question one and begin to ask yourself which of the above best describes who you are.
What if you don’t know where to start? I recommend you take Myers-Briggs personality profile test or DISC personality profile test. Once your test results are out, begin to ask yourself if the most dominant personality fits your current career.

What are your values, passions, and dreams?

3: What are your values, passions, and dreams?

“Always remember, you have within you, the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman
Do you plan or dream of working from home?
If your company does not offer you this opportunity, then your dream will not be fulfilled until you change careers.
Do you currently burn with the passion for achieving fast results but your present team simply do not carry an appropriate amount of this passion? Start looking for another team to be a part of today.
Do you value work-life balance?
Take the necessary steps to see how you can create more balance in your current career. If that’s not possible, it’s probably time to change careers.

Is the salary right for your target career?

4: Is the salary right for your target career?

The same applies in making career changes. Avoid moving from one thing to the next if the paying market does not fit you. Living on a small salary to get by is fine, until you have your family to cater for.
Want the best advice? Stay on at your current job while you begin your search for a new better one or start a home business that makes your dream come true.

So, is it time for you to change careers?

I cannot say for sure; only you can decide this but I do believe that if you carefully examine where you’ve been and where you’re headed, with time you’ll decide what’s best for you.

Stop waiting by trying to make your career fit you when you see clearly that it won’t. Do not procrastinate or waste time, take quick action and begin looking for or creating a job from what you love doing best.

Balogun Owomide has a huge passion for spreading motivation, business and personal finance. I often write on my UK Personal Finance Blog, a finance blog on topics ranging from motivation, startup ideas, to small business financing and loans, business plans, marketing and franchise opportunities. 

This post is part of our guest post series, for more info head to my work with me page.

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