Job Management and Changes


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Job Management and Changes

  1. 1. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 1 Cosmic Coaching Centre Corporate & Individual Career Solutions for Mid-Level Professionals & Executives 1-866-486-4112 781 Spadina Road, Suite B Toronto, Ontario M5P 2X5
  2. 2. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 2 5 Reasons Why People Change Jobs Quitting your job and leaving your comfort zone for the unknown is one of the most challenging and stressful decisions you can ever make in your entire career. You may have spent decades in your company and have taken in all the daily routines, office culture, policies, and the rituals from that organization yet as hard as it is, you still need to make this hard decision. Sometimes, there are instances during the stint of your career that make it almost mandatory to change jobs. You may realize that you are in a dead end company or a dead end position and the only way you can get through this phase is to look for another job that offers better opportunities and a chance to grow and advance your career. We will help you find out when it is time to hand in your 1 months’ notice. Look for signs such as the following: 1. You are ready for a new job – you are not at fault on this one because you have every right to grow as a person and if that growth can be in the form of a new job, then embrace it with all your heart. People can want differing things during the course of their lifetime, and sometimes career fulfillment can’t be found in doing the same job for the rest of your life. 2. You have a better offer – this needs a lot of consideration because you also have to take a closer look on the new company’s profile like how long have they been operating, their policies, the working hours, the job duties and responsibilities, just to make sure that you are making the right choice. 3. Your job feels so wrong for you – just when you thought you landed a job that will focus on how you could use your skills for the company, you ended up stuck on doing something that is not your forte. Don’t get me wrong here, it is alright to learn something new but if the ins and outs of your job are not in line with who you are as a person, going to the office will feel like going to a prison cell. 4. The office atmosphere is unfriendly –if you work in an environment that you are not comfortable with because probably you feel you are being bullied and your colleagues are constantly giving you discomfort after several attempts to clear the issue, it is time to go. 5. Your whole life changed – suddenly you are given tasks that include flying in different places or moving to a different address. If they leave you with no choice, then consider what you have at home. If your family doesn’t approve of this idea and you yourself are against it, then hand in your resignation letter. People can have different reasons why they change jobs, and at the end of the day, it is still your life, who knows better how to run it other than you. Just follow your heart, and no matter how hard the decision is, always think about the things that you are not willing to tolerate and compromise. Manage Your Time Effectively Part of being a good employee is practicing proper time management. By doing so, it will help you prioritize the most important things you need to do first and even when you are bombarded with so many tasks to perform such as staff meetings, conference calls, sending emails or a simple signature signing, you will still end up completing them. Although it might drive you crazy, you will still go home knowing you’ve done your best and has still time to spare for your family. There are different ways that can help you manage your time effectively and make the most out of your day:
  3. 3. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 3 1. Start your day right by waking up early, eating what your wife made for breakfast and have time to say goodbye to your kids before going to work. Coming to work at least 30 minutes before your schedule will make you have enough time for coffee, clean your desk, check your e-mails, check your schedule for the day including your lunchbreak or just plan your day out according to your job priorities. Start the day with the right focus. 2. Know things that are beyond your control – set clear expectations and do your tasks right so you don’t have to re-do them everytime 3. Avoid checking your blackberry every now and then, if you have already established a goal and priorities for the day, stick to them. Check your emails on the scheduled time and follow your rules accordingly. 4. Don’t be too available – finish your tasks first before you offer some help to your colleagues. Remember that each of you has a responsibility to fulfill in the office, and entertaining them every time will make you lose focus and will take your time off from important task. Try to meet your deadlines first and then help them. 5. Take your lunch on time – it helps to breathe, taking your lunch will give you time to check on your wife and kids, eat something, and relax. Maximize your lunch hours by giving enough time for small chats with colleagues to help them with their tasks. 6. Avoid gossips – do not stress yourself out and spend more time in the office after working hours to gossip about another employee. It is unprofessional and a total waste of your time. 7. Once you are done with your task for the day, check your emails and answer them, do callbacks after listening to your voicemail and check your agenda for tomorrow. If you have time, clean your desk so you don’t have to it again tomorrow morning. Managing your time effectively can help you make things easier and smooth in the office without compromising your family time. It will give you time to review your work and check if you have done it in good taste as well as meet deadlines and get you ready for another day. It is a great career move that everyone should practice at work. By doing this, your employer will see that you are dependable and you can work without supervision, giving you an edge over other colleagues. How to know whether you should Change Jobs Is today the best time to switch employers? Has it ever crossed your mind to just stick to your job and make the best out of it despite of your struggles? People have changed these days, and they like to experiment on different things especially with their jobs. It is not unusual how employees change jobs from time to time to find out what’s really best for them. However, if you are the type of person who is after a long term career commitment and security, changing jobs is not an option. There are different ways to figure out if you need a job change. 1. You aim to climb up the executive ladder – if you are looking for career advancement and your company doesn’t show any signs of you climbing the executive ladder after several years of hard work, then it is just fair that you start looking for other options. 2. You need a salary increase – most people stick to their jobs because of their salary, and while some are really staying because they love what they do, there is no denying that big changes happen to us such as starting a family. If think that your salary will not be enough to sustain yourself and your new family, you need to find a job that will.
  4. 4. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 4 3. You want to change your career – changing your career means changing your job. It is however not an overnight process because there are certain considerations that still need to be done. And if this is your goal, start planning your career change now. 4. You are constantly worn out and depleted - if you feel that you are always anxious and stressed, this is not a good sign. Stress is inevitable but if you constantly experience headaches and work related stress due to your work, then it should be a warning that you need to find a job will not demand too much time and work from you. Sometimes, your workload is too much and the amount of time you are given is not enough to finish the entire task. Imagine doing this everyday for the rest of your working life. 5. You and your boss don’t get along – despite your best efforts, you and your boss can’t seem to see eye to eye. If your boss is someone you can’t trust and doesn’t show you respect, there is no reason to hold on to your job. Changing Jobs can sometimes be the only way to eliminate work related stress in your life. However, if you feel like none of the 5 reasons we have discussed is present in your job situation, yet you still want to change jobs, assess yourself first because perhaps you just need a few days off from work.