Although the New Year may have you feeling like you need to switch up every single aspect of your life—from your workout routine to your wardrobe—it really can be an opportune time of year to reevaluate what you want the next 12 months to look like. Especially when it comes to your career goals. If you can’t shake the feeling of leaving your 9-to-5 for brighter pastures (read: freelance, a new industry, or maybe even just a more senior position), it’s worth exploring why…and whether it’s actually a good idea or not.
There are plenty of reasons you might be considering options outside of your current gig. You could be looking for better pay, more room for growth, or a career that truly fulfills you. Whatever your reason, you’re not alone. According to CNBC, one-third of workers have seriously considered quitting their job in the last three months, and 3.5 million Americans quit their job every month.
Now, there are so many considerations that come into play when you’re debating whether or not to make a major life shift. So we decided to help you out by creating a flow chart, that will hopefully help you organize your thoughts, sort out your priorities, and make the right decision for you.
Let’s find out what 2020 has in-store for you and your work life.