It’s an ill wind that blows no one any good. So, we can thank Uncle…
John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC
It’s a rare job change that doesn’t involve a loss of some kind, somewhere along the way. The loss can be tangible or intangible, large or small. In any case, it can be a mistake to let it get in the way of a smart move.
You never know when that terrific job opportunity is going to come knocking at your door. Even when you are deliberately looking, you never know what you will find or when you will find it.
Yes, there are times when it’s riskier to consider a move. The most common one is a year-end bonus. Extra money in your pocket can make you want to time the market for your talent. If you look hard enough, though, you can find something you are giving up.
It’s normal that you would want your new job to “fix” all the things that are pushing you to change. But, job changes are rarely a matter of advancing in all dimensions from where you are. It is the very nature of “change” that something about your new job is going to be different. If you conclude that the positives of that “different” outweigh the negatives, you will change. If not, you won’t.
Most importantly, don’t say no to opportunities because of what you think you might have to give up.