John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC
It’s the rare job change that doesn’t include a loss of some kind, somewhere along the way. It might be so slight as to barely be noticeable. That doesn’t mean it’s not there, or that you should let it get in the way of a smart move.
Face it; you never know when that terrific job opportunity is going to come knocking at your door. Even when you are deliberately looking, you never know what you will find or when you will find it.
There are times when it’s riskier to consider a move; think: year-end bonus. Extra money in your pocket makes you want to time the market for your talent. If you look around, though, you can always see something you are giving up.
Job changes are rarely a matter of advancing in all dimensions from where you are. It is the very nature of “change” that something about your job is going to be different. If you conclude that the positives of that “different” outweigh the negatives, you will change. If not, you won’t.
Don’t let concern about improving every element of the situation you are in now. Look for improvement in other elements that offset the setback you think you see.
More importantly, don’t say no to opportunities because of what you think you might have to give up.