5 questions to ask about your career change

After enough time in a role, it’s quite normal to feel like you’re ready to move on. Perhaps you’ve outgrown your responsibilities and feel ready for your next challenge, or you could be looking for a company that’s more aligned with personal changes in your life. If it’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that careers are constantly evolving.

Sometimes however, you might find yourself at a crossroads well before you thought you would. Maybe the restructure in your team found you reporting to a line manager that you don’t work well with; maybe your role just isn’t headed in the direction of where you’d like to spend the next five or so years.

What do you need to know before making your next move?

Plan to prepare

While change is often necessary at one point or another, the unexpected curve ball can be the cause of all kinds of confusion. You might start asking yourself one too many questions from an unhelpful perspective, leading to decisions that you wouldn’t otherwise make.

Therefore, it’s important to take a step back and review the problem in a conscious and structured way. Take control of the noise and set yourself some time to run through a few key questions that will help you shape your next step; in doing so, you might find yourself discovering responses that will give you the strength to make your decision, whatever that may be.

We like this list by Commonwealth Bank, that addresses that age-old question:

Should I stay or should I go?”

Preparing for a career change?