Your at the crossroads - do you stay at a comfortable job or explore new opportunities? One offers comfort the other an exciting new challenge.
A career move is a big decision in your life and it is important you weigh out the options before jumping to a decision. Why have you started looking for a new role? Are there aspects of your role you no longer enjoy?
Before you accept an offer you need to understand what benefits you are getting out of the new role - Progression? Work life balance? Increased salary?
Always make sure you've thought thoroughly before declining or accepting a new role, the last thing you want is to regret a risky move or staying for comfort!
Ultimately, there’s no one who can make the decision for you – only you know what’s best for your career. But never make the decision out of frustration or emotion.
Challenge vs. comfort Common reason for changing jobs is career development. If you feel stagnant, it may be time to move but if comfortable there maybe no reason for change. New connections vs. old friends A new job will allow you to make new friends and connections. It’s inevitable that you’ll lose contact with some, and remain close with others, often they will be the source of future opportunities. Incentives vs. reputation The grass may appear greener. If your current employer doesn’t offer competitive pay, finding one that does may make life easier. Were you the expert or the go-to person? Unless you were recruited by someone who already knew your reputation, you will need to rebuild your credibility. Decision time Deciding whether or not to start a new job is difficult it affects so many aspects of your life.