505 - Before You Switch Jobs

Posted July 15, 2022 by Mark Perna

Episode: 505

Episode Title: Before You Switch Jobs

You might be able to make more money if you switch jobs right now—but there are some things you should consider first, coming up next on The Perna Syndicate.

 

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Hello and welcome to The Perna Syndicate! This week we’ve been looking at the Great Resignation from the perspective of the employer, but what if you’re the employee seeking a better opportunity? 

 

If better pay is your main motive for switching jobs, that’s completely understandable. But there are a couple other things you should consider before you decide to move on to another job.

 

Most positions come with tradeoffs of one kind or another. Before switching jobs, you should weigh the pros and cons of your current job. Think about the people, pay, benefits, schedule, work-life balance, job security, and career advancement opportunities at your current employer. 

 

Depending on your priorities, it’s entirely reasonable to stay at a company for lower pay if it provides other advantages that are more meaningful to you.

 

If you’re being interviewed by a potential employer, don’t forget you’re interviewing them, too. Evaluate the company, its people, and their fit there. Do they seem to be thriving? Are they happy to come to work each day? 

 

While pay is certainly important, it’s not the only reason to take a job. Who knows, you might find that certain benefits in your current role are more important to you than a bigger paycheck. 

 

Thanks for tuning in and making The Perna Syndicate a part of your week. I’m your host, Mark Perna, and we’ll see you back here next week for more on The Perna Syndicate. Until then, take care!


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