Spring into action this spring – Is it time for a career move?

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Spring is really when a lot of us start to think about the year ahead. The winter months are behind us, Spring has sprung and we’re all looking forward to the warmer months.  

Spring is a good time to take stock and ask ourselves what should be a simple question but often is far from easy to answer.

Am I happy in my current job?

If you are, then you probably answered with a firm yes and the rest of this article, while still being of interest is only going to re-affirm that yes.

If the answer you gave was ‘sort of’ then the five suggestions below may help you reach a firmer answer. An undefined answer could well be a sign that you need to either count your blessings and remember that you do like your employment or take stock and think about moving on to greener pastures.

Of course, if you answered no, then this article is for you.

So, here is a list of questions to ask yourself:

Get yourself a pen and paper and answer these five questions twice. Go through the list once and write a yes or no answer only. Then go back and write a couple of lines to explain why you answered with yes or no.

  1. Do you look forward to going to work in the morning?
  2. Do you feel your work is recognised?
  3. Do your managers lead and inspire you?
  4. Can you see where you will be in five years?
  5. Do you have regular reviews that are useful in planning your career?

So, if you have answered yes to most of them then congratulations, you love your job, and you have clearly defined what it is you like in the additional answers.

If you answered with more than one or two ‘no’ responses or you hesitated about answering yes to a lot of them, then you clearly have doubts about your role and your career. More to the point, the reasons you put down will tell you why.

All these are indicators that you are not experiencing job satisfaction.

A time for change? Spring is a time for growth and change, and if your answers point to you needing to do just that in your work life, why not connect with us on LinkedIn or contact us to have a discussion with one of our consultants.

Alternatively, you can check out our Job Board for a selection of our latest vacancies.

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