Reasons for Leaving your Employer
COLUMN 1: If most of your reasons are from Column 1, you're better off staying at your current company. Consider an internal job change. Negotiate for additional salary and/or increased responsibility. If everything else is in balance, let them know exactly what you need, and set specific endpoints for a decision. If you reach an empass, then it's time to leave. Never let money be your only motivator - getting the latest technology or management experience is the best long term solution. Money follows skills.
COLUMN 2: If most of your primary motivators are aligned with Column 2, you will definitely benefit from a new opportunity. All are strong and undisputable reasons for beginning a search outside of your current employer. Apply your efforts to leaving. Make it your primary focus.
COLUMN 3: If a third of your reasons are in Column 3 you have valid reasons for changing employers. The question is: can your work enviroment be salvaged by making personal adjustments? Will they company allow you to make these adjustments? What could preclude this for happening? Assess your (and their) strengths and weaknesses. If the employer is salvageable, in your opinion, begin negotiations to correct the situation. Set milestones that they understand. If you've tried with no success, or obstacles exist that you can't overcome, your clear answer is to leave. It is the only remaining viable choice for either advancing your career, or realigning it.
Consider: More money isn't going to correct any of the issues in Column 3.
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