4 Ways to Decide Whether or Not to Switch Companies

4 Ways to Decide Whether or Not to Switch CompaniesLike everything else in our lives, nothing is perfect. Whether in relationships, career life, and everything in between, things always have their ups and downs. It’s the same with your job. Any career or workplace, for that matter, isn’t always a bed of roses. And sometimes, you might find yourself wondering whether or not it’s time to quit.


Indeed, trying to arrive at a decision of whether to switch companies or not is one of the most difficult things to do, especially when there are several factors involved. If you find yourself caught in this dilemma and find it hard to decide if you should quit your current job, these tips might be for you.

Identify the pros
If you think you’re on the verge of leaving your current company, one of the first things you can do is to take a step back and reflect on the good things your organization has to offer. What are the pros or the advantages of staying? Is it the opportunities to grow in terms of career? It is the benefits? Is it the company culture? Is it the fact that you have already established meaningful relationships with your colleagues? Even if there’s no such thing as a perfect company, there will always be a few good things about an organization that made you fall in love with them. Think about these things and decide whether they’re enough to make you stay.

Know your goals
One of the reasons why people end up feeling unhappy in their jobs is because they expect their company to satisfy their every need. Instead of having this mindset, why don’t you change your perspective and do it the other way around?

Try to think about your purpose both in your career and in life in general. When you identify your purpose, you’ll find it easy to decide if your current situation will be useful in presenting the opportunities you need to realize your goals.

Be honest about the disadvantages
When thinking about the disadvantages, consider the cons of both staying in your current job. Make sure you’re honestly reflecting based on your personal opinion and feelings and not based on what other people are saying. Some of the drawbacks include missing out potential growth opportunities you may get from a new company or possibility of a higher salary, falling behind in terms of knowledge in your industry and so on.

Consider burnout
There are times when people leave their current jobs because they get exhausted only to regret the decision in the end. If you don’t want to end up making the same mistake, make sure you’re not just leaving your company because you’re burnt out. There are several factors leading to burnout and sometimes all you need is a quick breather to re-energize and find rekindle the lost motivation. Take time to ponder whether or not you’re just experiencing job burnout.

While it’s important to take the steps you think are good for your career, it’s equally important to take time to weigh the factors as well as pros and cons involved to make sure you won’t regret switching to a new company.



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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.