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​When is the right time for a change?

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Nicole Doughton Job Searching, Career Advice

Have you ever noticed that you never seem to have time for certain things? 

Your day-to-day life takes over… work, family, friends, hobbies and other commitments. I am a strong believer that we always have time for what is truly important. But sometimes we need to break away (from our day-to-day routine) to see what matters most. 

Time is one of the biggest reasons people don't make change possible. Another fact being that people don’t like change. If you have been with a company for a while, say more than 7 years then the thought of leaving can be daunting. 

If the thought of changing jobs has crossed your mind for whatever reason, then maybe now is the time to make that change and get out of your comfort zone. If you are not enjoying it, stop plodding along and get yourself on the market for something new. Your time is now, and opportunities don’t always come knocking.

Yes, it takes time and effort to update your CV, apply for jobs, speak to recruiters, book time off to attend interviews. It takes time away from work (and family). With everything else you have going on, applying for a new job can be a huge hassle. Job hunting is a stressful time, as you may be forced to lie or deceive your current employer about taking take off for interviews. Don’t let this put you off changing jobs.

"You are not stuck where you are, unless you want to be" - Wayne Dyer.

What if something different happened? 

What if attending that interview gave you insight into how other companies work, introduced you to new people and opened your eyes to new challenges?

What if you discovered something that breaks you through to the next level? What if it became clear what needs to stop so you can focus on what matters? 

​Imagine finding the time to do what you want to do. Would that be a desirable outcome? 

​If you don't do it now, when? Don't let time hold you down.

​The right opportunities aren’t always there. If you want to improve your career, then now is your moment. Not next month, next year, now.

If it feels right, you will know when it's time for change. You owe it to yourself and your family to do what is best for you and them. Good Luck!

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be”. – Lao Tzu.

Rule 1 : Be Happy.