New Job? Maybe or Maybe Not

At first it was perfect new job, Just what you were looking for.

After today’s episode with the “new” Boss, you have made up your mind; it’s time to find a new job. Do you remember back to the sweet days when you first took the job? You had other choices, but chose this one because it appeared to be the landing place for opportunity…opportunity…opportunity. The first year went well, but when the company shook upside down and the bosses were shifted around, things changed. You have thought about it deeply, went all over the pros/cons, checked through the new postings, and even pulled out your old resume.

Not so fast. Since you made the final decision to search for a new job you have work to do. Although you feel you are in an intolerable situation, tolerate it until you find your next job. To move on, you have some actions to take.

  • Keep your plans to yourself.
  • Continue to perform at top level.
  • Decide your direction.
  • Define what you are looking for in a job.
  • Update your resume.
  • Update social networks.
  • Start the searching.

When you land your new job, respectfully notify your Boss you’re moving on. Although tempting, avoid “telling off” the Boss. Simply say you have found another opportunity that is more in line with your career goals. Creating ill will won’t fix anything, and if your new job doesn’t work out, you might have to return to your present employer, hat in hand…it happens.

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