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Is it time to change jobs?

During the professional journey, different reasons take people to change jobs at a certain point. Many doubts and stigmas can overwhelm who is going through this moment. But when is the right time to go?

Job changes are very common. It is estimated that the average person will have 12 jobs during their lives. In 2020, 32% of workers between 25 and 44 years old have considered a career change (Edx) and 39% of the ones who desire to change are looking for a salary increase, and 21% want to act in a different field (Edx).

Why do people change jobs?

Leadership issues

Poor leadership is identified as a big problem for employee retention. 82% of workers feel their supervisor doesn’t recognize them for what they do (oGoLead). 

As 79% of employees would quit after receiving inadequate appreciation from their managers (OC Tanner), its easy to see that incompetent leadership is responsible for making employers find another job. 

Looking for flexibility

72% of people looking for a job consider work-life balance in their choice (Statista). More than ever, especially in the remote work modality, people want to have more control of their time and decide when they prefet working.

In the age where 77% of Americans suffer from burnout (Deloitte, Business Insider), having a flexible job arrangement can prevent psychological diseases, enhance life quality and motivate workers to be more productive.

Want to follow another career path

People may take some time to realize what their true life calling is. It’s very common that employees want to develop in another work field. 49% of people said they’ve made a dramatic career shift (Indeed).

The best scenario for companies would be supporting the career change of their employees by creating a transition path for them inside the company rather than trying to stop the collaborator and end up losing them to another company. 

The benefits of changing

Changing to a job that fits you better has significant benefits to your professional development. Check what they are:

See the purpose of your work

When you open to a new opportunity that really suits you, you start feeling proud of your work again.

You start feeling needed, you watch your skills helping make things better, your ideas are valued and carefully listened to: your job is rewarding again.

Feeling like part of the team also makes a huge difference, giving you a sense of belonging and comfort. 

Personal development

Getting a new challenge and learning is great for morale. You are forced to learn how to surf in different waves and explore new perspectives, often very different from the ones you used to face. 

Getting to know different people is also a great way to expand your world, enhance your creativity and exercise collaboration.

Multicultural companies are usually great places to expand the concept of diversity and become a more empathetic person. 

Work on what you are passionate about

As Gandhi used to say, “Work on what you love and you won’t have to work a single day in your life.”. 

Agreeing or not with the famous quote, no matter how much money you make, you will spend at least one-third of your day dedicated to that job. So, it’s better if you enjoy doing it!

Aim for the opportunity that would make you feel grateful for every day in the morning. It’s time to focus on the core abilities that match your dream job. 

Finding your dream job

If you have decided to take the next step in your career and go for a new opportunity or a different work field, the next step is selecting the open opportunities that suit your profile and goals.

Being part of The Bridge’s network can make your relocation process easier, because you will apply to jobs in top companies from all over the world, in the presential or remote modalities. 

We have open vacancies for several digital careers in technology, design, marketing, agility, business intelligence and many other fields. You’ll be part of great companies from varied industries such as Fintech, Retail, Insurance and others.

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