John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC
Serious moments call for a second opinion you get only from an expert. Career change is one of those moments. Whether crossing the finish line or just getting started, you get value from a second opinion.
“First opinions” usually come from one of two places: Co-workers or Friends.
Your friends are at a disadvantage because they don’t work in this unique profession. There are probably some who think your job looks cool and would love to do it. They have plenty of advice to offer about job changes, but they don’t understand how career paths develop in what you do. They aren’t in position to help you evaluate the risk of leaving or staying.
Your co-workers do understand the environment you work in. They suffer a kind of tunnel-vision, though. They tend to think that most practices are like the few they have worked for. They think the entire forest looks like the trees they have seen. They don’t see how the variations among practices might work for—or against—you. Once again, they can’t help you evaluate risk.
Making a smart decision about the value of a career move requires weighing benefit against risk. In most cases, benefit is easier to see. Risk, on the other hand, is more likely to be hidden.
If your career is facing a serious moment, contact us for a second opinion.