As the Great Resignation continues, you may find yourself wondering if you should look to other opportunities as millions of Americans have done throughout the pandemic. In the past year or so, workers with in-demand skills have seen a dramatic boom in opportunities to get higher paying jobs with enticing benefits and culture.
Before making the move to a new job, ask yourself “is the grass really greener on the other side?” No one wants to stay in a bad job, but there are many questions you should ask yourself before making a big transition.
The pandemic no doubt disrupted how and where we work, quickly increasing the amount of remote and hybrid job opportunities. When taking a new job that seems like a good change and offers remote work, it’s important to consider where you currently reside. If the remote work policy is temporary or changes over time, are you prepared to move closer to the office, potentially across the country?
According to the American Institute of Stress, changing jobs is one of the top 20 most stressful things that can happen in your life. While stress isn’t a reason to prevent you from switching jobs, consider if you have the bandwidth for additional stressors in your current situation. Maybe a change is necessary, but an assessment of your current stress levels may provide some clarity as to whether now is the time to switch jobs or not.
Lastly, consider what you know and don’t know about the potential new job. There will always be some uncertainty before heading into a new position, but it is important to turn over every stone to learn about the functionality of your new company and team.
New opportunities are exciting and can often be the change you need in your professional life – but look before you leap! See our careers page for current opportunities we have open.