Why Do People Change Jobs?

Employees change jobs for different reasons. While having a bad day at work is not a good enough reason to go job scouting, there are valid reasons why people decide to change jobs. Whatever the reason behind the change, it is not an easy decision to make and should not be taken lightly. 

If you are planning to leave your job, know exactly why you are leaving and make sure that if things get difficult in your new job, you will have sufficient staying power, knowing that you made the move for the right reasons. Leaving your job requires saying goodbye to friends and acquaintances that you met during your time at the company. As traumatic as it can be, staying behind when you should be moving on will not be in your best interest.

Taking up a new job comes with uncertainties. Leaving the familiar for the unknown is never an easy decision to make.

So, what are some genuine reasons for packing it in?

  1. If your job plays to your weaknesses rather than your strengths or you are in a job that constantly makes you feel incompetent, it’s way better to move on to one that allows you to capitalise on your strengths and improve your confidence.
  2. If your job is going nowhere, then it’s time for a change. Stuck in the same position for years with no room for progression? That’s one valid reason to move on to greener pastures.
  3. If you get an exciting opportunity that offers more challenges, an increased pay or more benefits, why not take advantage of it?
  4. If you want to change your career or move to another industry, a change of job can get you where you want to be.

Once you have made up your mind to change your job and move to a new company, detach yourself emotionally and do what you need to do. Don't look back.

“I’d rather regret the things I have done than regret the things I have not done. — Lucille Ball