The Right Time
Posted on August 8, 2013 by TNS Consulting Team (via Scott Spayd)
The number of jobs that an individual will have throughout their lifetime continues to increase. Long gone are the days that an employee would be at the same organization from the start of their career to the end. Employees now realize that they can move around and have the option to try out different jobs rather than just settling.
As a young professional, a topic of conversation that comes up between my friends and I is often about our careers. We are still in the early phases of our careers and trying to find our place in the business world. I have had a lot of friends ask, “How will I know when to move on?” This is a great and difficult question. How does one know?
I do not claim to be an expert, but from talking with other professionals, the answer I have given my friends is that they will know when the right time is. I honestly believe that in our careers we will hit moments of clarity when we truly know it is the right time to move on to the next adventure and journey for our careers.
My hope is that with each organization I have the pleasure of working at, I will grow and develop myself more and more into a well-trained human resources professional. I want to be able to get the most out of my time with an organization and learn from those above me. I believe there invaluable lessons and knowledge that I can gain from working with others no matter where I am. I think when that train of thought starts to change and I begin to feel that I have little to learn will be the time I know I am ready to move on.
The bottom line is that for each and every one of us, the right time to move on will be different. We all have very different motivators and different visions for our careers and ourselves. Some people are okay with staying put for a while, while others are always reaching for the next step. The key is to know yourself and know what is important to you.
Do you think that there are key “signs” to move on?