To stay or go.

What are the benefits of staying in your current job vs starting a new one.

Here's a few points to consider...


In your current job you know what you need to do and you are likely to be doing it successfully.

  • You've mastered the hard parts of the role and you've relaxed into what's needed to get the job done.

  • You're respected for your contributions and are the go-to person for solving problems and coming up with solutions.

  • You're working with a great group of colleagues and have developed a solid network of work friends that you see socially. Being around them is fun.

  • Overall life is good.

So why think about leaving?


A few questions to ask yourself:

  • Where do you want to be going?

  • What do you want to be doing? And importantly, how is this going to happen?

  • Will it happen in your current organisation?

  • Have you had the conversation with your manager? What was the response?

  • Where do you want to be going? What do you want to be doing?

Think about the new skills you need to develop. Those skills that will position you as top talent for the future. 

Will you be upskilling with your current employer or is it time to look?

The grass can be greener with a new organisation. Equally it may not be.

The first step is to decide what you want - is it the role, the team, the manager, the location, the prospects, the rewards, the recognition.


Before starting to consider other opportunities think about what's important to you.

Be very clear about this because you don't want to waste your time going for the wrong interviews and meeting the wrong people.

Before starting to consider other opportunities think about what's important to you.

Interviewing takes time.

You need to research the organisation, prepare for the questions and focus your energy. So you want to make sure it's the right role, with the right organisation, and it needs to be the right time for you both professionally and personally to make the move.