The Right Time To Make a Career Move


Not every change in professional life is a good one. Especially when you are considering making a career move. A job change is a common part of your career. But every job change doesn’t bring the same positive result in your career. Similarly, all the promotions, relocating, or any other professional upheaval may not bring a constructive result in life. The changes should follow the right reasons and present a more rewarding career path.

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Our lives don’t run at the same pace. We all have to pass a busy time in our lives. During this busy period, we often have to face a lot of changes. These changes aren’t necessarily bad. But we have to learn how smartly handle those. For instance, when you are expecting a baby, you can get an offer for a promotion. There might be a chance to relocate to a new city. But you may already have decided to admit your kids to a particular school. In this situation, a career move can be quite challenging.

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Psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe created a stress scale in the 1960s. The main objective of this scale was to measure the impact of live events. According to the stress scale, the most stressful life event is the death of a spouse. The other top-ranked stressful life events are divorce, imprisonment, marriage, and dismissal from work. The most interesting part of the stress measurement scale is that some positive things like a career change or new responsibilities at work are considered stressful events in professional life.

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Therefore, making big changes at work is not a good idea when you’re undergoing big changes at home. In these circumstances, take your decision according to your personal situation. When you are dealing with sleep deprivation or adjusting to a new family member it may be difficult for you to face new career challenges. So, it is better to take time and move when you feel comfortable, never fall into the trap of comparing your insides with everyone else’s outsides based on social media.