After working for Fusework Studios for going on four years it was a difficult transition in my career to change positions and work for Ball State University. I had developed many friendships with the people at Fusework Studios and in some cases, my clients. Today was my first day at Ball State, and I was seething with excitement and anticipation on what my first day would hold for me. The question is: why did I change positions and companies if I was happy with Fusework Studios and where it was heading? The answer has nothing to do with Fusework Studios, but it has everything to do with who I am as a person.
Ball State had several new challenges on the horizon that intrigued me for the position of Web Solutions Architect. I have reached a point in my personal and professional growth that convinced me that it was time to seek out new opportunities. It is my professional path that I’m trying to follow as well as create. I want to have a long and successful career, and I want to accomplish new things that allows me new windows of opportunity in the future. None of which I have a clue on what they will be.
Here are hints it’s time for you to start looking for a new position:
- The core fundamental tasks you are assigned seem monotonous and leave yourself unfulfilled
- You do not wake up looking forward to starting the work day
- You do not feel challenged
- Your professional, career path dictates that it’s time to learn new skills and to take on new challenges
- Whether the company is booming or failing – would you still want the “new position” presented before you?
Those are the reasons I moved. What are some of the reasons that would lead you to believe it’s time to move on?