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EP 1719 There are many reasons you should change jobs. To me, these are “the big 3.”

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I thought I would do a show talking about the 3 major reasons why you should change jobs.

There are many other important reasons why someone should do it, including obviously, sexual harassment, but assuming you are in a “normal environment,” I want to identify 3 major reasons why you should be thinking about changing jobs and probably going out and doing it.

#1 is you are blocked professionally. There’s no place for you to go. Maybe you are in an organization that's all and there is just nothing ahead for you. Maybe, you are in a large firm and you start looking around and you're 24 and everyone else there is 44 and not going anywhere. There's nothing between you and them. Everyone in the middle has cleared out. You are blocked and you know it. This is just a good reason to move on.

Another reason that is perfectly valid and something to encourage is, not because there's a problem where you are, but you're moving to something. That is a really good quality organization has offered you a position for a role that you really like. This is not about fleeing something as in the case of being blocked, but it's moving to something.

The 3rd reason I want to talk with you about (and this is the one that I think we forget; I know I forgot it for a lot of years, I suspect many of you have as well) we’re so ingrained in our job that there is really nothing more to learn. The result winds up being (I know it was true for me) I started to stagnate.

I kept doing the same things repeatedly. I was very good at them but there was really nothing more I was learning. I should've changed careers at that point; I had my own reasons for why I didn’t. For you, if you are in and organization where there is nothing left for you to learn, how do you keep your mind active? Is it just fighting fires? After a while, that doesn't sound real interesting and exciting. It is just is a lot of stress.

So I just thought I would illustrate some of those reasons to you.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1700 episodes and “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was named a Top 10 podcast for job search. is also a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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