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What is motivating you to look for an opportunity outside of your current position?

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Hi,
That could be many things, here are some:
1.  Not satisfied from your salary.
2.  Search for a more senior position.
3.  Search for a more interesting job.
4.  Closer site (suppose you have to travel a long distance)
5.  Search for a better environment.
6.  Search for a more friendly place.
7.  Search for a less stressed job.
8.  Search for a job with less hours.
9.  Search for an easier job (physically).
10.  Search for a more proffesional site.
Best regards,

 

Love is the battery of life....
  • The most obvious reason career change time broaches our minds is money . How often are we really paid what we are worth? Stating in a polite manner on your next application that you are seeking a higher salary is an acceptable reason to list for leaving your current job. This reason for career change options can apply to direct pay or benefits . Some companies might offer reasonable salaries but offer very little when it comes to benefits for the family.
  • Sometimes the only reason for career change is boredom . Being bored while at work makes the day last so much longer than being engaged with the world or environment around you. Boredom and a lack of professional fulfillment go hand in hand. Some people want to do well in their careers so that they can earn a great paycheck and that fills their emotional needs up. Others need to experience a career that makes a difference in one way or another.
  • Just because someone has made it into a management position does not necessarily mean they are really equipped for the job. Significant personality clashes or superiors who only know how to talk in remarkably high decibels can be a good reason for career change.
  • Payment discrepancies between colleagues based on gender or age is blatant discrimination but it happens all the time. It is very difficult to work for the same company that you are suing. An overwhelming feeling of being a superior's door mat or working very hard for a boss who hasn't even bothered to learn your name after a year (or a month or a week) can lead to becoming a disgruntled employee.
  • It is important to feel that you contribute to the company, that people around you appreciate your efforts and initiative, and that you are safe from sexual harassment or discrimination. If you list management conflicts on the next application use very careful wording and keep it professional.
  • Sexual harassment may or may not be an automatic career change reason. While it is true that sexual harassment is more likely to happen to women, men can be the victims of harassment. You can choose to move on, leave your job, find a new career, and leave the sexual harassment behind you. Many people choose this path when they were already considering making some life changes for the betterment of their personal life. Alternatively, you may be able to sue the individual who is responsible for the sexual harassment as well as the company if you reported it and nothing happened. Companies that tolerate sexual harassment or discrimination are equally as guilty as those who perpetrate the offense.
  • If you choose to sue, you may find yourself more comfortable or ready to move on. However, don't let yourself be pushed out of a good job. Other people 's ignorance is not usually a personally satisfying career change reason.
  • Sometimes the job is perfect and the colleagues are wonderful but you still feel you need to alter your career path. Ditching a long and arduous commute is often enough of a very solid career change reason. Unpredictable gas prices and a realistic need to spend more time at home can make a long commute the reason career change ideas first surface. Commuting also adds car maintenance costs, lost time with family and friends, and is more likely to promote fatigue than driving long distances for a vacation. Listing a shorter commute on your next application is perfectly reasonable and well understood.
  • A dwindling future in your current career due to changes in environment, laws, or the simple consequence of normal progress (try being a novelist in the digital age) can easily be a heavy motivating factor in reason for career change scenarios. It is estimated that the job market changes considerably in five year increments. Of course, this is only an average as the job market changed very dramatically in the first three years after the introduction of the internet. Sometimes these changes are indications that our chosen career path is not going to be around for us until we retire. The good news is that you can generally see the warning signs and can even take a little time to get educated or trained for the new career. Indications can include a constant dwindling in the company's profit margin, company lay offs in a reasonable to good economy, and news announcements that are bound to affect your job's stability in the future. This situation, within reason is perfectly acceptable to list on your next application.
  • Sometimes it feels like you don't really have a real career change reason but you feel unmotivated at the thought of going into work and you spend so much time messing about you really aren't being productive any longer. Chances are you are suffering from burn out. Job burn out can happen in any job but it is most likely to happen with high stress job situations. While you may have bounded into work with a great deal of enthusiasm the chronic stress and the lack of smiling faces can take its toll on anyone.
  • Of course, leaving a stressful job for a career that offers much less stress can be a superb reason for career change. Social workers (who are woefully underpaid) tend to suffer job burn out quite often. There are many times when job burn out is confused with depression. A social worker who has lost his or her compassion and looks at the next case with annoyance needs a break.
  • High stress situations have the potential to cause health problems, emotional back lash, and threaten your overall well being. For this reason career change plans can be beneficial to your mind, body, and spirit. Burnout does not usually reflect well on an application for employment. Some head hunters recommend using the phrase, "temporary health condition brought on by the work environment," but employers are looking for healthy, capable adults. Simply stating that you needed a change can be sufficient. Do not lie about your reason but do not offer up the entire scenario, either. Most employers will respect the fact that you needed a change and will be more interested to know if you think the change of working for them will be enough.
  • Starting a family is a very common reason for career change efforts. Whether you are looking for better hours, better money, or you're downgrading to part time work for awhile. Having a family might make you evaluate your job from a moral or ethical point of view. No career is perfect, but some are downright inappropriate or difficult to digest as you start your family.
  • On the flip side, many people opt for a new career when they get a divorce. Life changes are one of the tops reasons that people look into switching careers. Listing a new family member or a new divorce on your next application can go well or it can backfire. It's best to know the company's policies on the neighborhood children before answering the question.
  • Ironically, you might not have a choice in your new career plans. Being laid off or injured at work with no real potential positions open to you in the very near future is an excellent career change reason. Unemployment and Worker's Comp benefits don't last forever and sooner or later you might need to find a whole new career path in order to keep paying your bills beyond the benefits. If you have been severely injured and have lost the healthy use of a body part, you are not likely to get a settlement that will last you more than a year or two. Unless you are a police officer, fire fighter, or a civil servant of some kind, you are not likely to be put on the "disabled list." Most states require that you lose as much as 50% of your capabilities before declaring you disabled. This means that you would have to lose your brain function as well. Fortunately, the work at home industry can help provide injured employees with a reasonable method of earning an income.

I will answer, that I want new environment, new peoplee around me, new boss and new ambiance. I might also say that I realize that my current job cannot fulfill my dreams.

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