How To Make Sure You Won’t Regret When Switching Jobs
Switching jobs are common, and yet, sometimes you feel regret after taking a new job. Here are some suggestions you can take to avoid a painful career misstep:
𝟭. 𝗚𝗼 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻-𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀
Career decisions are complex, and the structure of your decision is crucial. Try to outline your tailored career goals and criteria for acceptance, laying out a roadmap for how you will assess each element before you make your decision.
𝟮. 𝗔𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄
Please keep in mind that not every promise that’s made during an interview will be fulfilled. It is helpful to raise questions regarding employee engagement, growth potential, expectations, etc. Asking exploratory questions can help you avoid being led astray in the interview.
𝟯. 𝗔𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗶𝗮𝘀
Cognitive bias is the tendency to favour information that you already have faith in. Beware of it as you are trying to make a life-altering decision!
𝟰. 𝗦𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗱-𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲
Discussing your decision-making criteria with people you know that will challenge your points is always helpful. On the other hand, why not network with people who already work there so that you will know precisely whether a company’s values align with yours.
Source: Harvard Business Review
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