Whether you are a new job seeker or a senior-level employee, you need to secure your career to help you move up the career ladder. There are many ways on how you can make the right career moves without putting your career at risk.

If you need some help on how you can make the right career move, here are some of our suggestions that you can consider:

During Your First Job and Mid-Career

When picking your first job, you need to consider what kind of employer you want to work with. You can pick a large company to work for, or a startup. There are pros and cons in working for either employer and they may have employee requirements which may affect your position in them.

New graduates also spend a lot of time in work and target working for large firms they work for to build their portfolio. But, once they move on to the management sector, they discover that they have limited growth options.

As a result, they move to startups and small businesses because they can easily get senior positions there.

Read More: The First Jobs of Highly Successful People

Regarding Salary

If you are picking which company to work for, you will need to consider the salary they offer. This aspect must be considered carefully because it may affect the quality of your work for them. If you join the firm, you may end up not being able to work with their work culture. It is ideal to pick a firm that will offer you flexibility and independence.

Your position may also affect your idea regarding career growth. If you are in a managing position, for example, you see your position more important followed by career growth.

Read More: Why Job Satisfaction is Important if You Want to Succeed

There are individuals who find familiarity in their workplace as a great motivator to grow in their career. So, when deciding about your next career move, you must consider your personality and the firm’s work culture.

Working for an MNCs

Any employee dreams to be able to work in an MNC rather than a small business. Getting a job in these companies opens opportunities for travel and other career options that you may not have considered before.

Benefits

Finally, when deciding upon a career move, you have to consider the benefits and job security these firms will provide when you sign up for them.

Many individuals go for large companies because they offer job security and benefits such as health coverage, maternity leaves and others. Paid vacations and education coverage are also offered by some firms. Startups and small firms may not have these benefits.

Read More: Maternity Leave in Asia

Conclusion

When you consider a career move, you will also consider the people you work with to see if it’s time to move. If you are not satisfied with the people you work with, it may push you to move to another firm to work for.

Considering all these factors, list down the factors that make the decision appealing and not and decide which one can help you move forward. Think carefully because there is no turning back if you move to a new career.

Come and share what you think is important in a job for you. Is it benefits? Or the salary? What about career progression?

To help you think about your next steps in finding your dream career, here are some tips:
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A Conversation About Passion, Work, And Our Impact On The World

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13 replies on “Suggestions to Help You Make the Right Smart Career Move

  1. Another good one Kally, thanks.

    “Prudence is: doing what you know; and knowing what you do.”

    So by all means; do investigate how get ahead by moving; but KNOW before hand what your getting into.

    Stay Safe my friend,

    God Bless,
    Patrick

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    1. I love your quote. Very inspiring and thought provoking as well. I am now thinking back on some of my recent actions and how this quote applies to them.

      Thank you for the clear insights. Stay safe, my friend. I look forward to your next comment, always.

      Godspeed and take care, Patrick.

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  2. Thank you for sharing!!… for me I would have to follow my heart… there would be no need to agree to something that would not lead to my happiness… 🙂

    “There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” – Douglas H. Everett

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