Career Change Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Career Change Mistakes and How to Avoid ThemUnless yours is a family business, changing jobs is almost a necessity for growth.

With a change in job comes a change in scene, and this transition has it's own difficulties and challenges.

There's a lot of mistakes people make when changing jobs. Here we acknowledge them and help you sort them out.

Changing when you are unhappy

Career Change Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Your unhappiness comes from a situation that doesn't suit you. Instead of 'running away', its advisable to look at your situation objectively, and find alternatives.

Find out about alternative shift timings, extra provisions and legal support.

Talk to authorities to get a clearer picture of what you can do.

Career Change Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

If you still want to change jobs, do not wait. Get proactive.

Know your Priorities

To consider what your priorities are, make a career plan, listing your goals, plans, hopes, and directions. Think long term - do you eventually want to work less, earn more and do different things? Then figure out if your current job will get you where

you want to be in 10 years.

Changing Jobs for a Higher Salary

Career Change Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

One of the most common reasons for changing jobs, the lure of the highest paying offer you are offered has it's own dangers.

Do you understand the job thoroughly? Are you compatible with the industry you're entering. A marketing guy in the Hospitality industry might have a hard time at his field in the Media industry.

There's also the inherent culture at your new workplace, with issues of diversity, respect for your skills and their way of working.

Will you be able to blend in?

Choosing a ‘place’ or ‘opportunity’ over people

A good brand doesn't mean good people to work with. Coca Cola is infamous for unethical practices the world over.

Apple employees are considering unionizing, a move that will change public perceptions of the world's biggest brand.

People will change - but the overall work ethos won't.

Ignoring the Financial Health of the New Company

Less money means less hiring staffing and reduced investment in major facility upgrades and equipment purchases.

Be Willing to Change

You may be good at your job, but demands, requirements and the ever-changing status quo will demand you to keep growing and learning to become more effective.

You have to adapt your skill-set and insights to the new organization. (MensXP.com)

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Also read: How to Manage Office Conflicts and What Causes a Burnout at office?

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