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  • The role. Does the new role excite you? Does it challenge you? Perhaps it’s the steppingstone into a new career path or functional area. Or into a company that you’ve always wanted to work for. If you’re leaving to do the same thing, purely for more money, then I’d encourage you to evaluate the other reasons for making this change.
  • Purpose. How does the purpose of what you’re about to take on stack up against your personal values? Whether it’s the company, the products they offer, the services they provide or the personal cause — consider how your own values align. Purpose will drive your passion and make a role more than work as you invest in the moral good.
  • Leadership. We know that a significant reason that employees look to new opportunities is because of their direct or surrounding leaders. While I encourage individuals to not make a career move because of a single beloved new leader, it is crucial to evaluate leadership in the change process. Find a leader that will challenge, coach, and support you to become a better contributor; one who supports your career growth and aspirations, your passion and is focused on your best interests; one who won’t stifle or block you from progression due to self-serving interests.
  • Culture. Make sure you understand the culture of the company you’re going to. Go beyond simply reading the organizations’ value statements and assess whether the company, as a whole, invests in its culture and holds the leadership accountable for their behaviour and actions in driving towards the stated cultural objectives. Finding your people and a sense of belonging is just as important as compensation and opportunity. Miss the mark on this and you’ll surely be miserable and demotivated quickly.

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Senior Executive | Speaker | Author | Passionate Diversity & Inclusion Leader | Forbes Council Member | Networking Champion | Board Director

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