You’re Ready to Quit. Not so Fast. Answer these Questions First

November 25, 2015

People, especially millennials are hopping jobs at an alarming rate. Maybe it’s just part of our new dynamic economy. More money and better titles often are easier to get with a job change than waiting on a promotion, but not so fast. Think about a few things first.

1. Is it really that bad?

Will it pass, this intolerable feeling about your job. Is it just a bad stretch or are you starting to connect a lot of stretches that could have long-term effects on your success? Don’t let roiled emotions make your decision, give it careful thought. Maybe a walk, a good night’s sleep. Go out to dinner and talk about it.

2. Is the Money that Bad?

College loans are no joke. How badly do you need money? It’s not everything, or so they say, but it’s pretty important.

3. Do You Have a Mentor?

This is maybe the most important intangible at your job. Is someone in management pulling for you? Is he or she getting good projects to you and teaching you things? This is a huge commodity. Do not undervalue it.

It’s a tough decision. Make it one you won’t regret later. This all becomes part of the story you tell about yourself that makes companies value you. You don’t want a story with all sorts of zig zags and blind alleys. You want a natural progression. Maybe it’s time you moved things forward, but don’t get impulsive. Jump when the time’s right.

About NextGen

NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience and millions of dollars in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.

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