Reasons for Seeking a New Job

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Reasons for Seeking a New Job
Searching for a new job can be daunting. (bman_search image by Andrey Kiselev from

Many people don't stay in the same job for the duration of their careers. Maybe you are unsatisfied with work conditions. Or perhaps you'd like to move to a different area of the country. No matter what your motive is, there are plenty of others who have changed jobs for the same or similar reasons. In fact, there are many reasons that people seek new job opportunities.

Lack of Support

Lack of support is one reason that people change employment. When an employee feels that he is not getting enough support to get the job done, he might start to seek other employment options. Work environments can be stressful, especially if you feel that there are too many tasks and not enough people to help, too many rules to get the job done, and a lack of competence among coworkers or management.

Little Opportunity For Growth

Inability to move further up in a company and accomplish career goals can be a reason to seek other employment. Some people are comfortable staying in the same position for the duration of their careers. Others need room to grow. If you feel bored and unchallenged, you may seek a new job that offers more opportunities.

Change of Interest

Interests change as a person moves forward in her career, and in maturity. Many people start off their careers in one industry and then move to something completely different. In an ABC News article, management trainer Richard C. Whiteley said that many executives regret following money instead of passion, which can lead to a career change. Switching careers can be a daunting task, but it can be worth it. Going back to school for additional degrees or certifications can help you transition into a new field.

Low Pay

Money can be a big motivator. If you aren't being paid enough, seeking a new job would be the smart thing to do. But surprisingly, an article by Kelly Services says that low pay in itself usually doesn't make employees want to change jobs. But, low pay along with other negative aspects make employees want to seek other options.

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