What are the possible reasons to change jobs? Here are some examples of motivations for changing jobs:
- Are you dissatisfied with your job?
- Is the role you play not fulfilling?
- Would you like to change and make a career?
Do you recognize yourself? Then you have come to the right place. I have prepared an ad hoc article for you that answers all your questions.
Finding reasons to change jobs is an easy concept to say, but difficult to implement. Think, what holds you back is the fear of the unknown, not knowing what awaits you, where you will end up, and will your situation improve.
Here are the unmistakable signs that a change, of course, is needed:
- Every day waking up to go to work is a drama, you would do anything to avoid it, and you are physically and psychologically sick.
- When you enter the office you are already thinking about when it will be time to leave, you keep looking at your watch in the hope that time will pass quickly.
- You are given tasks below your abilities with associated boredom and dissatisfaction, or you are involved in work above your abilities without having been properly trained. Result? You feel incapable and not at all motivated.
- At the thought that a new working week is about to begin, your mood collapses irretrievably.
- When you cross the office threshold you transform, you try to push everyone away, you are nervous and irritable.
Let’s take a look together at the most common motivations for changing jobs and how to choose which path to take in the future.
Why change jobs?
I change my life, I resign! How many times have you heard this phrase? How many times have you said it yourself or at least thought it? For everyone, there comes a time in life when a change is on the horizon: change in the workplace is a frequent occurrence and could prove to be radical.
While things might have been different in the past (you started working in a position at a young age and stayed there throughout your career), today the reality is quite different. People have become more ambitious on the one hand and more dynamic on the other and are always looking for the best for their careers.
The younger generation is more and more curious and practices so-called job hopping, literally jumping from one job to another in order to grow and gain experience.
The world of work has also evolved, the types of contracts have changed first and foremost, and the famous open-ended contract has given way to short and often unprotected contracts. In short, the reasons for changing jobs can be many, sometimes more or less valid. Let us delve into them together, I am sure you will recognize yourself in most of the following cases.
Let’s face it, this is the first valid motivation for you to look for another job. We all dream of a comfortable life and therefore a salary that allows us to live it.
However, we often come up against the harsh reality of low and poorly paid wages.
It is also true that greater earnings often come with greater responsibilities, so the advice I would give you is to evaluate new job offers well, without being dazzled by a large salary that might appear positive in some respects, but affect you negatively in others.
Making a career
The dream of making a career is closely linked to the salary increase I mentioned in the previous paragraph. If you are an ambitious person, you will certainly relish being able to rise to management positions in the company. If you realize that there is no such possibility in your current company, then you would do well to change and look around. Surely changing for the sake of a career is a great demonstration of wanting to grow personally and above all professionally. Beware of the increase in stress levels, and assess well whether you are able to physically and mentally withstand all the new challenges that will come your way.
Seeking new challenges and stimuli
Work often tends to be boring and monotonous, especially in certain fields or in office work. Monotony and routine may be a comfort zone for some, but for others, it may be a good stimulus for change. A dynamic job that coincides with your passions will immediately prove to be the winning key to stimulating you to do more and more and you will not find it burdensome to devote time to it. If you find yourself in this motivation, then look around, try to see which jobs pay well, and what you would like to do, and accept the new challenge!
One of the reasons for changing companies or jobs can be not feeling appreciated. Everyone likes to be told “well done”, and “good job”, but often this does not happen, even if the effort you put into doing that particular task was maximum. These situations occur most frequently in companies with many employees, where relations with managers are often almost non-existent and there is no one to really evaluate what you do. Not feeling appreciated, and never seeing the success of your work, inevitably spills over into your work performance, which will see a decline for obvious reasons.
Finding a more peaceful working environment
When changing jobs one has to adapt to new rhythms, new procedures, new colleagues, and new responsibilities. Creating a calm and pleasant working environment is one of the basic conditions for working well. It happens to everyone to find someone with whom one does not get along particularly well and if this negatively affects the working day, one is inclined to seek a change. Many times these situations can be resolved simply by talking about it, but in some cases, it is better to change and hope for a better team of colleagues.
Improving the quality of life
For work we are forced to make countless sacrifices: moving away from home, being delayed by public transport, getting stuck in traffic, and more. Examples of motivations to change jobs include improving one’s quality of life by moving closer to home and thus being able to better combine private life and work. Not to mention that transport costs would be reduced and this would positively affect the quality of work performance.
Avoiding mergers or redundancies
One of the reasons that often triggers us to change relates to redundancies that the company may implement or mergers with other companies. These are all situations in which the mind thinks in terms of “saving oneself before the ship sinks”, but in this case, the advice is always to reason and inform oneself about the impending change because it does not necessarily have to be negative, perhaps it could become favorable for a possible career move.
You don’t like your job
Another push to change jobs may be, more banally, being dissatisfied with one’s profession. Perhaps you have woken up in the morning and thought “I can’t stand my job anymore”, “I don’t want to go to work anymore” or even worse “my job is making me sick”. We spend a large part of our lives in our professional activities, and if you no longer enjoy your job it can bring you a serious stress factor, as is also recognized in psychology.
If your job is making you sick, the suggestion I can give you is to understand the causes of your discomfort and find a relocation, for example, do a job search in a field with growth opportunities such as web marketing.
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How to cope with the change of job?
If you recognize one or more of the signs listed in the previous paragraph about yourself, then you are indeed in a position to face a job change. How best to do this?
Meanwhile, the first thing you can do is not to panic. I know it is difficult, but thinking about the fact that fear will get you nowhere might help you.
The number one stumbling block to face is communicating your decision to your employer. It is a moment dreaded by many because we do not know what the reaction of the person in front of us will be. The advice is to be sincere and explain your reasons in a very simple way. Keep in mind that this is a moment in which you have the “upper hand” so any fears do not make sense, especially if you are firm in your choice.
When the time comes to start the new journey, what you can do to get off on the right foot is to be proactive, to see change as something positive, an opportunity offered and to be seized.
Don’t let questions such as “Will I be up to the new job?”, “Will I get on well with my colleagues?” get you down, these are all questions to which there is no answer, you will only find out “in the field”. Enjoy your new beginning and take all the positives from it right away.
Retrain with digital and find work
You have read the article so far and it seems to best describe your current situation: there is no longer any doubt, you have to change jobs!
But what to do if you think you do not have the right skills to find a new job? Or rather, if you have realized that the job you had before was not for you, how can you find a new one that is fulfilling and challenging?
The answer is simple, retrain yourself digitally. I will explain how.
It is in the interest of every company to include in its workforce people who bring new knowledge and energy and strengthen a possibly underdeveloped sector. Guess which skills have been most in demand among recruiters for a few years now? Those in the digital field. So what do you actually do?
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Choose a digital profession related to you
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The digital world is very dynamic, changing all the time, which is why it is important to keep up-to-date as much as possible by attending targeted courses that can enhance one’s previously learned skills.
Invest in yourself
To get noticed in the digital sphere, you could think about creating something of your own that represents you. A blog, for example, where you can indulge in graphics, summarise your skills and studies, and report on your work experience. Doing personal branding and having a personal page that is self-curated in all aspects is the best business card to use to present yourself to companies in the digital sphere.
Create content and share it with the network
Create content yourself or share other people’s content (always mentioning the author) so that your ideals and interests shine through. Interact and comment on the posts of the people you follow… in short, create a real network. Taking care of your profile on LinkedIn could be a good starting point in this respect.
Learn to read data
One of the basic requirements for those working in the digital field is to be able to read data. Only then can you understand whether the strategy you have undertaken is right and, above all, whether you are achieving the desired results. It is not easy to learn how to do this, but fortunately, there are Analytics courses, also available online, that can help you interpret them.
Conclusions and free job change guidance coaching
As you may have noticed on your way here in the article, I have given a detailed overview revolving around the problem of job dissatisfaction. Don’t worry, it is a normal situation that happens to everyone in life, the important thing is to be able to recognize the signs and be able to turn the situation in your favor by retraining yourself and dedicating yourself to an exciting job.
If you are now convinced that you want to retrain with digital, book a session with an Expert. Together you will create an ad hoc plan to train you and choose the best job for you!