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WHY DO YOU WANT
TO CHANGE
JOBS
?
TO CHANGE
Whenever we talk to someone who is looking to change jobs, the first question we
always ask is, why?
Why do you want to change jobs and why now?
From our perspective it's really important to find out, understand and explore the
real answer to this question. To understand why someone is unhappy in their job
and to understand if changing jobs is in their best interest.
Why do you want to change jobs?
Whilst on the face of it this is a pretty straight forward question it's actually
complex and a question that we would recommend everyone who is thinking
of making a job change thinks through thoroughly.
Sometimes, not always, what you gain by staying in a job can improve what you
would have learned or gained by moving to a new job. So, if you are thinking of
changing jobs, first ask yourself why and then see if you can work through
these issues?
Everyone's reasons will be unique, there are common themes and most people
move jobs for one, or a combination of these 5 reasons.
1 Looking to improve pay
and benefits
Many people feel they are underpaid.
Before looking for another job try fixing the issue first. Arrange a
meeting with your manager, go prepared with data on current salary
levels, put together a document that lists all of your key projects and
tasks and talk this through with your line manager.
Is there the chance to negotiate a pay rise without having to move jobs?
Do you have a long commute to work or are you looking to change
your working hours.
Have you spoken to your existing company about negotiating
working from home a few days a week?
2 Better work/life balance
3 You may feel your manager or company isn't supportive of your
career development. Have you taken the time to define your
career aspirations? Have you created a career development plan
that includes actions you believe are needed to achieve your
goals? Have you shared this information with your manager and
asked for his or her help and support?
Greater opportunities for
advancement
Have you spoken to your manager, told him you're a bit bored?
Talk to them about the type of projects you would like to do? How
you would like to broaden your experience?
4 More challenging work
Better fit for skill set
5 Is there a chance to move into a different team , work on different
projects, upskill, get training or work on more interesting projects.
What might seem like a reason to look for a different job could turn out to be
something within your ability to control and change. Managers generally have a
fair amount of discretion when it comes to allocating work to their direct
employees. Taking the time to talk through this with your manager might improve
your situation enough that you won't need to look for a job elsewhere.
The process of finding and starting a new job can be a stressful one, if the move is
right then the benefits are definitely worth it.
Would you like to discuss your career aspirations in more detail?
If so, please get in touch
Remit Resources
Level 2, 48 - 54 Moorgate
London
EC2R 6EJ
www.remithq.com
020 7183 6232
info@remithq.com

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Why do you want to change jobs?

  • 1. Remit Resources is dedicated to providing the best quality recruitment and resourcing solutions for our clients, and finding career enhancing opportunities for our candidates. WHY DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE JOBS ? TO CHANGE
  • 2. Whenever we talk to someone who is looking to change jobs, the first question we always ask is, why? Why do you want to change jobs and why now? From our perspective it's really important to find out, understand and explore the real answer to this question. To understand why someone is unhappy in their job and to understand if changing jobs is in their best interest. Why do you want to change jobs?
  • 3. Whilst on the face of it this is a pretty straight forward question it's actually complex and a question that we would recommend everyone who is thinking of making a job change thinks through thoroughly. Sometimes, not always, what you gain by staying in a job can improve what you would have learned or gained by moving to a new job. So, if you are thinking of changing jobs, first ask yourself why and then see if you can work through these issues? Everyone's reasons will be unique, there are common themes and most people move jobs for one, or a combination of these 5 reasons.
  • 4. 1 Looking to improve pay and benefits Many people feel they are underpaid. Before looking for another job try fixing the issue first. Arrange a meeting with your manager, go prepared with data on current salary levels, put together a document that lists all of your key projects and tasks and talk this through with your line manager. Is there the chance to negotiate a pay rise without having to move jobs?
  • 5. Do you have a long commute to work or are you looking to change your working hours. Have you spoken to your existing company about negotiating working from home a few days a week? 2 Better work/life balance
  • 6. 3 You may feel your manager or company isn't supportive of your career development. Have you taken the time to define your career aspirations? Have you created a career development plan that includes actions you believe are needed to achieve your goals? Have you shared this information with your manager and asked for his or her help and support? Greater opportunities for advancement
  • 7. Have you spoken to your manager, told him you're a bit bored? Talk to them about the type of projects you would like to do? How you would like to broaden your experience? 4 More challenging work
  • 8. Better fit for skill set 5 Is there a chance to move into a different team , work on different projects, upskill, get training or work on more interesting projects.
  • 9. What might seem like a reason to look for a different job could turn out to be something within your ability to control and change. Managers generally have a fair amount of discretion when it comes to allocating work to their direct employees. Taking the time to talk through this with your manager might improve your situation enough that you won't need to look for a job elsewhere. The process of finding and starting a new job can be a stressful one, if the move is right then the benefits are definitely worth it.
  • 10. Would you like to discuss your career aspirations in more detail? If so, please get in touch Remit Resources Level 2, 48 - 54 Moorgate London EC2R 6EJ www.remithq.com 020 7183 6232 info@remithq.com