Changing roles can be a stressful time and you need to have a process in place to make sure you reach the right decision. Whether you are head-hunted for a role or actively starting to look, following a few basic principles will help you on your way.
- Analyse your current role.
- Make a list of your job responsibilities and consider other factors including how you get on with your team, engage with the company's culture, enjoy working for your boss, remuneration. Give each point on your list a score:1 for dissatisfied up to 5 for completely happy.
- If your score is low it may mean that it is time to find a new role, however speak to your Manager first. Can things be done to change your dissatisfied scores to higher ones? Can you move teams, be promoted, get a pay rise? If after a sensible conversation and a thorough analysis you do decide a new job is needed make a fresh list outlining what you want in your next role. This will enable you to be focused in your search, interview for the right jobs and make a good decision.