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5 Good Reasons To Change Jobs This Year

Previously I wrote about some bad reasons to change jobs. However, there are good reasons to change jobs too. It’s no small thing to conduct a job search and change jobs so it can be difficult to know if you’re changing jobs for the right reasons.

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So how do you know if you’re making the right decision? Here are 5 good reasons to change jobs.

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5 Bad Reasons To Change Jobs This Year

With a new year starting you may be considering changing jobs.However, when you begin your job search you’ll begin to ask yourself, “Should I really start looking for a new job or is my current job still working for me?”

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So how do you know if it’s time to start looking for a new job? There are good reasons and bad reasons for changing jobs so here are five reasons you never want to be the primary factor when changing jobs.

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The Way to Get the Job You’ve Always Dreamed Of

Gary was always good at fixing things. He could take a car engine apart and put it back together. If your washing machine had broken he could fix it.

In high school Gary was always in the auto shop classroom and never in the library. He was that guy.

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However, when the time came he thought he needed to go to college in order to get a good job.

He went through college hating every minute of it, wishing he could spend more time refurbishing the 1969 Chevy pickup waiting in the garage at home.

After graduating from college with a low GPA and a headache, Gary went looking for a job.

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How to Choose the Work You Love When You Feel Stuck (Part 3)

(This post is part of a series. Read Part 1 and Part 2)

Ultimately, choosing a career direction comes down to one thing.

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What do you want to do?

That’s it.

You can take all the personality assessments in the world, go through tons of exercises, and work with coaches.

However, when all is said and done you have to make a choice and move toward a goal.

You may say, “but I still don’t know what I want to do”.

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How to Make Better Decisions and Feel Good About Them

We all have decisions we make on a daily basis.

Do I go to Starbucks or Peete’s?

Should I wear the blue shirt or the green shirt?

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What about big decisions?

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I Hate My Job! How to Survive Your Workday While You Look for a New Job

As you drive to work you wonder, “How am I going to get through today?”

You hate your job but right now it’s the only thing standing between you and the homeless shelter downtown.

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You park your car, turn off the ignition and you begin to feel the zest for life being slowly drained from your inner being. Like bathwater after you pull the plug from the drain.

Sound familiar?

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