Is it Time for a New Job? | Daily Hustle
Wall Street powerplayer Carla Harris helps you figure out if you’re ready for a career move.
CARLA HARRIS: People are always asking me, how do you know when it's time to move on from a job? Well, it's really important that you should have an agenda.
An agenda has two pieces, the seat and the house. The seat is actually the job that you're doing. The house is where you are prosecuting the job.
The questions that you should ask yourself around the job is what kind of skills do I want to get in this scene? What kind of people do I want to meet? What kind of experiences do I want to have? The answer to all of those questions should inform why you take a job that you're taking, or that you're proposing to take.
The house, do I like this company? Do I like their values? Do I like the career trajectory? Do I like the platform? Do I like the people? Will I have a respected voice? Do I have an opportunity to have a sponsor?
The answer to all those questions should inform why you go to a particular company. If you have an agenda, it makes it really easy for you to understand when it's time for you to move on from that job.
Because when you look up, and you don't feel that you're firing on all cylinders, then you should go back and say have I gotten all the skills that I wanted to get. Did I have all the experiences? Have I built the right relationships?
If the answer is yes, then it's absolutely time to move on from that seat or that job. And you can do it within the same house. Now if you say to yourself, the house, and its rules, or its values have changed. They are different from mine. I don't have a sponsor. And I can't get one. I don't really like the career trajectory. Then perhaps it's time to consider changing the house.
I'm Carla Harris, and I'll see you next time on Daily Hustle.