Whether you are 22 or 52, there is a very good chance that you will experience a time when you are trying to figure out “what next?” Over the past 20 years, I have talked with many different men and women, both younger and older, as they wrestle with decisions regarding whether to stay at a job or leave or which out of two or three options may be best. For some, it is exciting! But for others, it can be a confusing and anxiety-producing time, especially if they make a mistake.
Below are four questions that can help you as you think about both your present position as well as your possible next job. While each person may weigh these differently, our experience has demonstrated that to ignore any one of them will likely result in future dissatisfaction.
- Relationships: Who will I be working for and with, and how much will I enjoy these relationships?
- Job: Will the nature of the job fit with my strengths, passion, and personality?
- Compensation: How much will I be paid, will the needs of my family be met, and will I be satisfied?
- Location: Will the location be a good fit relating to my needs? (medical, temperature, schools, aging parents...)
The decision to make a job transition can be a daunting one. Contact us to learn more about how our coaching services can assist you!
Jay Desko is the Executive Director of The Center and serves on the Senior Leadership Team at Calvary Church in Souderton, PA. Jay brings experience in the areas of ministry assessment, leadership coaching, decision-making, and strategic questioning. Jay’s degrees include a B.S. in Bible, a M.Ed in Instructional Systems Design and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership.