E very year we begin the year with Resolutions. Things we plan to do in order to make our lives, or ourselves better. These are usually about dieting or exercising, but it is shown that the real things to make a difference are when we make real life changes and seek out something that will truly better our lives. Here are 6 reasons why changing your job in the New Year will enhance your career and your life.
Ready to Advance your current title.
Often times, we need to change to a new company in order to advance in our careers. It isn’t that the current job doesn’t appreciate you, It is usually due to the fact that they just do not have the room to properly promote within. There are often more spots available for entry level than management. Make sure you appreciate the experience that your current job has taught you and take those lessons on with you.
Major life change.
Sometimes we have a major life change happen that causes us to reevaluate our current roles and positions, does the current job accommodate my life and career goals that I have lined up with my current changes. If you just got married or had a baby, you might have different objectives than when you first began your career.
Better Management to encourage you.
Sometimes, even if we work for a great boss, they become so used to how fantastic you are that they do not push you the way that you often need to be pushed. When we change jobs and find ourselves with a new superior, they often find new ways to push us and encourage us to do better and be better.
More challenging job tasks.
When we find ourselves in the same job for a long period of time we often find that we can do the job without really challenging ourselves. It almost becomes second nature, and we get complacent. It is often wise, whether it be a promotion within the same company, or a lateral change, or even a complete job change, to challenge us with new tasks and different responsibilities. This keeps us sane and also keeps our minds awake and functioning higher.
You increase your earning power.
When we discover our full worth, and we seek out different jobs or positions, we increase our confidence which in turn boosts our earning power. You have the ability and luxury to seek out the income you desire and need and it helps you be more confident in asking for what you deserve.
You gain a broader knowledge base.
With all the challenges that come with a new job, you also gain more knowledge. Whether it be continuing education or just knowledge you learn on the job, you will learn more and that will carry over into your job and make you a better employee and candidate for any future promotions.
Whatever your reasons are, any time is a good time to start the rest of your life, so go for it!