A new year often brings ideas of career or job change. The idea might have been mulling around in your head for a few months, or you might have just been sparked by the new beginnings and potential of the year ahead. Whatever the reason, it would be wise to explore why these ideas of change are surfacing and then whether or not to enact these changes or else confirm that the idea was just a fleeting thought and you are committed to sticking with the status quo. Allowing closure to take place helps you move on.
However when there is no closure and there is a desire to change, it is important to understand why. As the answer to this question, “Why do you want a career or job change?” should be very clear to you before you embark on a whole new chapter in your life. Making changes for the right reason and being honest with yourself will eliminate future frustrations and regret.
In this article I will be focusing on the question, “Why do you want a career or job change?” and applying it to the first level of Gregory Bateson’s model of the Logical Levels of Change, Environment.
When you first contemplate a career or job change,