Moving jobs is one of those major life changes that can provide huge benefits if all goes well but can spell disaster if it doesn’t go according to plan. All the more reason to make sure you’ve made a purposeful decision that is firmly on track with your personal goals and aspirations.
Making any kind of career move is a big deal. Whether it’s a promotion opportunity, leaving a long term employer for a role elsewhere, changing industries completely or coming back to the job market after an absence, it can be a daunting experience.
The challenge is in leaving the relative safety and comfort of your existing position, leaving behind friends and colleagues or even leaving a little person at nursery for the first time, relinquishing the familiarity of your status quo to step into the relative unknown. You will probably have visited your new company for a face to face interview, but may still have many unanswered questions – you probably don’t know where your desk is, or whether you’ll even have one if it’s a hot-desking environment. What’s the culture like, how will the team take to you, how long before you feel settled and no longer like the new kid on the block? You’ll have countless names to learn, a new role to get to grips with, a pressure to prove yourself and your ability. Even simple things like navigating the office and its multiple dynamics can be a minefield when you are new to a company. Then there’s the personal admin side; there’s the new email address and phone number to remember, letting all your contacts know that you have moved, this is before we even get to the pensions admin, tax code changes etc etc.
Of course there are many valid reasons for wanting to move jobs and there is no shortage of people wanting to do just that. But the fact remains that it is quite an upheaval and even if you are super-keen you can still get cold feet and back out or be lured back by your current employer through counter-offers and promises for future development.
So what can be done? Well, what if there were a way to have a little more certainty that the job move is for the right reasons, that the role will offer development and interest and that it really will build towards your career aims and goals? Wouldn’t it be great if you could have some reassurance that all this upheaval will really be worth it in the long term and you are making a sound decision by challenging yourself with this career move?
Enter FindMyWhy, a free personal purpose project which we have designed to help you fully understand your key drivers and motivating factors for you as an individual, offering the highest level of personal insight (without a price tag) to enable you to focus your efforts with confidence and authenticity, truly setting you apart from the competition. FindMyWhy helps you to determine whether you are making the right move for the right reasons and offers you that vital reassurance that all the effort involved with moving jobs really will be worth it.
Developed by our expert team of psychologists, FindMyWhy is an online service which is both convenient and accessible. You will receive a questionnaire which assesses your individual goals, values, purpose and personality, generating a bespoke complementary report and toolkit to offer guidance on pursuing the right opportunities for you as an individual – at whichever stage you may be in your career, whether it’s a progression job move, change of industry or return to work situation. FindMyWhy takes into account the context for each individual in that moment in time, offering tailored advice specific to your unique needs, rather than a generic guide which has to be taken with a pinch of salt.
FindMyWhy brings genuine value to anyone looking to start, change or further their careers by enabling you to visualise your career goals and take a step closer to making your dreams a reality.