A job change has been a buzzword since the recession hit across the world. There is a good number of people who believe a change is as good as a rest while others differ. However, it reaches a point in life when changing a job is the best if not the only option. Today, we can see so many people going back to school for a new degree or higher education to try and change jobs. Changing jobs is easier said than done especially in the fields that require professionals. One has to go back to school for some time and get a degree in the area they want to change their career to. Change is everywhere and changing a job might be the thing you need this year. However, are you aware of the challenges of changing jobs?
Employers are hesitant to invest in you
Imagine you are the employer and you have the chance to invest in two people. One person changes jobs every once in a while, and the other is a one-time career person loyal to the company. Changing jobs often makes you a risk more than an investment. After changing jobs, you may have a hard time proving to the employer you are worth investing in.
Higher chances of getting laid off
The last in first out method is used here. If you change jobs and go to a different field and things get rough, who do you think the employer will have his eye on? There are the loyal employees in the organization with loads of company-specific knowledge. Then there is a new force of employees with more general knowledge. Chances are, the employer has an eye on you when it comes to laying off staff. To avoid this, you have to prove yourself to the employer that you are an asset worth more than the other employees.
Moving to a new place
Another challenge of changing jobs is having to start your life all over again. Sometimes you have to change your location, means of transport and many other things. You have to start afresh in your new job. This is a job you don’t have experience in, but you are also loaded with general knowledge. Use this to your advantage and build up as fast as you can.
If you change jobs to a lower paying job, you will have to adjust your living standards automatically. Otherwise, you will find yourself in a financial hole that is hard to get out of. You are already in a fix, and you are trying to stabilize your new job. Don’t let your lifestyle come in the middle of it too. Cut out some things in your budget to make ends meet more easily and without a lot of stress.
Sometimes, changing jobs is for the best, you aim to get to a job where you are happy and working out of passion. These two combined and the job can give you a pleasant and comfortable life, then go for it and change your job. If you struggle with this, schedule a free Discovery session with Coach Margaret today to learn more.
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