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Should I Go OR Should I Stay?

There is a good career management article by Kris Parfitt on the Career Realism Blog titled "Career Question: What Do You Have At Stake?"

Many candidates start applying for jobs to "kick the tires", validate their self-worth, test whether they are being fairly compensated, or they might just want to explore whether the "grass is greener" somewhere else. We've written a few articles on underlying candidate motivations which typically lead to decisions to leave current roles. You might want to read  OR .

None of the 4 reasons listed above are valid reasons to start looking for to begin a job search.

Most candidates don't consider the "opportunity costs" of staying in a job or leaving for a new job. If you haven't yet gone through this exercise as Kris Parfitt defines various elements, then do NOT touch that button to send your resume just yet.

We've discovered that there are 3 primary reasons why candidates leave jobs - and interestingly enough - they use the same criteria to decide whether or not to take a new job. Brad I recently touched on issues of candidate motivation in our Radio Show Broadcast on which we host every Monday at 11 AM PST. You can download this program on why most traditional  jobs ads fail (hint - they fail to capture the motivation of why top talent wants to leave their current job). Unfortunately, we have not yet posted the mp3 as a download. Look for it in the next day or two in our FREE Job Seeker Audio Library where you will find all our Radio Programs available for download.

Kris Parfitt does a good job listing what you might miss or lose if you make the wrong decision.

Barry Deutsch

See our upcoming article on "Real Professionals Have Real Reasons to Conduct a Job Search"

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Barry Deutsch

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Barry Deutsch is a founding Partner of IMPACT Hiring Solutions, co-author of "You're NOT the Person I Hired", and "This is NOT the Position I Accepted". Barry is an award-winning international speaker, retained executive recruiter, and expert on hiring and retaining top talent, and executive job search.

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