Is it the job, workplace or colleagues?
Waking every day and wishing you didn't have to go to work may be a familiar feeling, but acting on those feelings can be difficult. If you find yourself in this predicament, how can you be sure that things would improve if you changed jobs? Start by asking yourself, “What is it that makes me unhappy in my work?”
Identifying your work issues will bring you one step closer to designing your new career path. Other things to consider are:
- What opportunities does your current role offer?
- What challenges do you foresee in changing your career and how could you overcome them?
- Where do you want to be in five years time?
Are you underpaid, undervalued or unappreciated?
If this is the cause of your back to work blues, you may want to consider carefully your current position, where you would ultimately like to be and what you need to do to get there. Then start searching for a company which will allow you to experience growth, both personally and professionally within your desired working environment.
Making the transition from your existing employer to a new place of work is sometimes an awkward and stressful process; change can be scary and stepping out of your comfort zone can seem rather daunting. Remember, you are in command! Be proactive and decide what you can do to facilitate the changes. You don't even need to go it alone, in fact, more and more job seekers are using the services of professional recruitment consultancies like Design and Construct to help them discover their perfect job vocation.
Our Experienced consultants will evaluate your needs and offer guidance and support to help you through the rigorous trials of a new job hunt. They can offer advice on everything from writing your resignation letter to helping you clearly identify your current skills, experience and the salary you could expect.
What happens if you receive a counter offer?
This is when your current employer may decide that they want to retain your services after all and show this by making you a counter offer! Offers are very common, and it's likely that your current employer will try to retain you with promises of higher remuneration or a new position. Receiving a counter offer means you are an asset to your current employer and they don't want to lose you.
So it's time to ask yourself a few honest questions, such as:
- Will staying with your existing employer solve your current issues?
- Why has it taken the company, until now, to recognise your value?
- Are you simply getting a counter offer, so they have time to find someone else?
What would make you happy?
The only other thing to think about is, would you still leave if you were offered more money, training or a promotion? More importantly, would it increase your happiness, relieve anxiety and enable you to wake up in a morning shouting, “I love my job?”
Finding the right balance is always hard, but remember you have the final say. Although there is never a 'right time' to resign from your job, you should always consider the possible pros and cons of your decision and the impact that makes on your health, wealth and future career.
We can help you find your perfect job
Our ultimate aim is to ensure you wake up in the morning, positive and confident that you chose the right career, company and recruiter.
We will endeavour to find you a perfect employee first time around
We understand the difficulties for all involved, which is why we actively seek solutions to enable employers and candidates to form long-term and mutually beneficial relationships. Design and Construct take the time to get to know what candidates and clients want from day one. We plan for the long game and ensure both parties have achievable and shared goals.
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