Should you leave your job?
On the most important things you should consider if you are thinking about moving forward in your career.
Greetings! in this e-mail: How to decide whether you should leave your job; when you should fake it and when you should just be yourself; straightforward insights on working better; and more. Enjoy!
Should you leave your job? Let me help.
If you thought that everyone would hold on to their jobs because of the pandemic-induced recession, think twice.
Many people started questioning their own career because of the pandemic. Some experienced extreme distress because of the transition to remote working and decided to search for a better employer or a different setup. Others took it as an opportunity to ask themselves big questions on their careers and to search for a job more aligned to who they are. Many others, scared of being laid off soon, preferred planning ahead the departure from their current job.
Proactively switching jobs or even careers during the pandemic is not as unrealistic as it sounds. For professionals in specific industries, this could actually be a great time to step up.
It does require a careful analysis of how successfully you can manage the change right now and of what your market niche needs in these times.
Here’s 4 essential questions that can help you evaluate more accurately whether this is the right time for you to leave your job:
1 / Are your capacities in demand?
In western economies the recession is hitting mostly gathering-based industries (tourism, entertainment, gastronomy, etc) and poorly skilled professionals. If you have valuable hard skills and a good enough track record, you might want to check jobs which require your capacities. […]
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Here's what I handpicked for you:
🕰 9-to-5 is not a thing anymore.
Work. This will help you rethink your day-to-day routine.
When you are at the office, you are expected to invest all your time working, with some short breaks here and there. When you are working from home, and you are anyway expected to join calls at 8am and 8pm, you cannot possibly work all the time.
And that’s how humanity is learning to abandon 9-to-5 for the new model: 3-2-2.
Read more here: Jessica Stillman’s article.
🎭 Sometimes you really shouldn’t be yourself.
Personal Development. This will help you understand difficult people around you.
Think about that person in the office who can always say or do the weird thing during the water cooler small talk. Oh, is that you? Even better.
Some people are definitely better than others at understanding when they can do whatever they feel like doing, and when they need to adapt to the situation. This short blog post explains why.
Read more here: Adam Grant’s blog post.
🕶 Fake it until you make it. And talk about it.
Professional Development. This will help you cope with your Impostor Syndrome.
About 70% of individuals experience the Impostor Syndrome (feeling like you don’t really know what you are doing at work) at some point in their careers, even if about the same percentage will still try to prove that their responsibilities fall perfectly within their circle of competence.
It probably means that you cannot wait until you are feeling a master in order to tackle big professional challenges. In this short video, a former Facebook senior executive and currently the CEO of Social Capital, explains how processing the feeling with a close friend or partner can help.
Learn more here: the Knowledge Project’s interview with Chamath Palihapitiya.
You should also take a look at:
The podcast “Noah Kagan Presents”. Noah Kagan is the entrepreneur behind AppSumo, and his no-BS approach to work is enriching and quite liberating. He seems to be on a quest to make the road to professional success both straightforward and enjoyable.
Oh, and you should also connect with me. Reach out on LinkedIn and join the Tea Hut, my closed Facebook group. It’s a wonderful place.
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[And yes, it’s supposed to be spelt “impostor”, not “imposter”.]
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