What are the options?

You've started thinking about changing jobs, you've assessed your current situation, looked at who you are and where you want to go in life.  Do any of the following options appeal to you?

  • I'm going to stay in this job a bit longer because I haven't been here long and it might look bad on my CV if I change jobs again - more

  • I knew within weeks of starting the job that I'd made a mistake - more

  • I'm going to stay in this job a bit longer because the job market is unstable at the moment - more

  • I'm going to stay in this job a bit longer because I'm taking evening classes to improve my prospects - more

  • I'm going to apply for a full time postgraduate degree and eventually quit this job - more

  • I'm going to leave this job to travel and work abroad - more

  • I'm going to leave this job and take some time off - more

  • I'm going to look for a new job in the same field - Maybe the solution is in finding a similar job within a different organisation. Go through the career motivation exercise in the Windmills book and see I need help with applications and the recruitment process

  • I think I need to change my whole career not just my job - If a drastic rethink of your work and whole career is required, do not rush into anything.  Take your time to consider the issues raised in   I'm thinking about changing career direction altogether

  • I'm worried about leaving one job without having another to go to - more