The decision to change jobs or careers can be motivated by many factors. More often than not, the drive to change is prompted by dissatisfaction with one or more elements of an existing job. Consider the steps below to move your career in the right direction.

To ensure you are changing jobs or careers for the right reasons, it is essential to reflect on your motivations. It may be time to take that next step if you:

  • Are bored, disengaged and unchallenged
  • Are not making use of your talents
  • Have limited opportunities for growth or variety
  • Are under extreme pressure and feel trapped
  • Have no job security or sense of fulfillment
  • Feel consistently stressed, isolated or unsupported
  • Are unsatisfied with your salary and cannot negotiate an improvement
  • Have a workload that deprives you of a ‘life’ outside work