Author: Adi Muslic, PMP
Recently I met with a friend who started looking for a new job after many years spent in the same organization. It is a story about changing everything that you have been used to for a long long time. This is not an easy change. It is a life change. It is also a story about going out of the comfort zone. And this is another challenge.
We can think or say to ourselves that we are ready to face new challenges, it is right time to change etc, etc. But are we really ready?
In my experience we are never ready enough. This is an emotional change and working with emotions is never easy. Also, by working in a certain environment for a long time we lose capability to see how world is changing around us. It is also much harder seeing what needs changing from inside than outside.
if you are really ready for the change you will have your plan before this day comes. You just need to execute it. If you have not got a plan you need one. It is very likely you also need a change manager. You need someone who will help you see what needs to be done. If you have a friend with recent experience in the job market make a contact. If not, there are self learning options. To validate the result of your hard work you may need one of those agencies offering help in developing a competitive profile. It is always better to do it locally, in person, as online agencies are usually not very familiar with the Swiss market. In short, you have to make that change with or without help.
Best regards, Adi