Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Is a Job Change Right For You?
Happiness is a very difficult thing to seek. The reason why this feeling is so hard to pinpoint is because you can have many triggers that make you feel happy. It's almost like an illusion because you can be very happy one minute and then unhappy the next minute. The key is to find a job that makes you feel overall satisfied. You will want to think about the link between your happiness and your social link. A lot of people find that with jobs that help people it tends to be very fulfilling. You will want to consider that there are of reasons why you could find happiness at another job. The first thing that you will want to do to make your transition as smooth as possible is to sit down and assess what it is that makes you happy. You'll want to make sure that you think about your true feelings and also think about the things that you need from the next job in order to be financially secure and secure within the job field. You obviously don't want to take a job that you probably would be good at, but have never done. You may even want to think about jobs within your current job field. Like, you may want to switch to Accounts Payable instead of staying with Accounts Receivables. You will need to figure out what it is that you want from the next job. Also, if you have a family you will want to talk to your mate and your children about the decision to leave your current job. You will be able to see if you have the support to back you up from the family. If your family doesn't think that the new job is a good idea, you may want to take that inconsideration. Often moving with children can be very difficult. Taking a pay cut to do something that you love is often ridiculous as well. You just need to have the family support in order to give you courage. Everyone needs to jump on the bandwagon so that you can keep the family unit as one. Have you ever heard of the saying, "The grass is greener on the other side"? This is exactly what you will want to think about. How much better could this other job be? There are always reasons why someone will go from one job to the next, but then there are always times where they start thinking that the move wasn't a good choice to make at this time. You will also find that when it comes to moving from job to job you have to look back and reflect on personal experience. You need to learn from your past mistakes. Although you still need to assess and list what your personal needs are at the moment, you will still need to consider that moving on to a new company and a new career is always a scary chance. The fact is, you may not like this job, and if there is any doubt in your mind, then you need to be honest with yourself. Everyone thinks that if they move on to another job they have to see the money. However, money should not be the only reason why you leave your current job and you can't allow it to be the main reason. Money can always be made, but the fact is you still need a job that covers all of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. You need to have a job that covers your safety (security), social needs, self esteem, and self-actualization. You need to look for a job that will give you personal finance security, personal safety, and also job security. You will also need to look for a job that will make you feel apart of something or satisfy your social needs. As for self esteem, you may want to look for a job that makes you feel important to someone or something. Then if you can find the perfect job you will find self-actualization or job satisfaction