Does the grass look greener over at this new company? Maybe it is! Do you think it will be better? Is it right for you? Will this new company and position take your career in the direction you want? Then do it!

Sometimes the grass is greener! In some cases it is absolutely better for you to change jobs and move on. Maybe you’re not growing where you are? Maybe you’re not challenged anymore? Do these things happen? Yes!

There are times in your career where you have to change jobs, either you want to do something else because you’re getting bored or the only way you can advance any higher in your career is to change to another company. If these are your reasons for changing jobs this doesn’t make you a bad person, quite the contrary, it makes you smart. You’re thinking about your future!

There are right reasons and wrong reasons for changing jobs. Being bored, unhappy, or unable to advance in your career are excellent reasons. Those are the right reasons to change. Just wanting more money is the wrong reasons to change.

Don’t get me wrong, money will be a factor when you’re changing jobs but it shouldn’t be the only factor when considering a change. Throughout my career I have witnessed companies “buying” people to come to work for them, which means, paying them way above the market price for their years of experience. Be very cautious if you’re faced with this situation. If it sounds to go to be true, it most likely is, so do your research before change.

There are a lot of issues to consider when you’re thinking of making a career change. Don’t rush into it. On any opportunity, make sure you do your research on the company, position, location, potential and everything that’s important to you and your family, before you make the change. The grass may look a lot greener over at that other company, and guess what? It could be! Do your research! I hope this helps.

Good luck to you!

Mike Palumbo