Many working professionals get to a point where they question their job status and consider pursuing other opportunities. As the Student Affairs Program Manager for The International School of Hospitality, I am often asked by our students about the appropriate time to move on to a different position or career. Reasons for wanting a change can range from the usual stress related issues to simple boredom, even in good jobs. If you’re thinking about making a career change, but aren’t sure about your rationale, it may be worthwhile to consider rejuvenating your position—or even the way you think about it--rather than moving on. Consider the following:
In closing, while quitting and moving on may seem easy, and perhaps exciting, remember that it is always hard to establish any work connection, or to develop an appreciation for a position, if you are hopping from job to job. In the end, you should always evaluate what you have first, and the potential consequences of moving on, before you make the decision to purse those greener pastures.