Suppose you accept the position with the firm with specific niche focus, or you realize that you do not like work, what is a best thing you can do for career? Do I need to switch to the generalist company immediately or else work there for some years?” It is one best question, with not very simple answer. Suppose you have pondered it yourself recently, then here are some things you may consider while making the pro and con list.
- How unhappy you are, really? Suppose situation affects your capability to deliver best results or produce good quality of work then time is right that you make your move now. However, if you have not been there for long, there can be all types of the factors in play. Maybe boss is one who you do not like, and not company as whole. Maybe your unhappiness is actually the insecurity as you have not reached the comfort zone still with the new career. Who can say in other 6 month you will not realize you love where you’re & what you feel was growing pains and bad project?
- How long you have been with the current firm? Suppose you are early in the career, you might not have much of real work experience at your resume. Also, you do not want to start by developing the reputation for the “firm-hopping.” Many employers want to see you have stayed with accenture for 18 to 24 months or they begin to question if you are interested to build the career with them and biding time till next shiny thing get along. Suppose you are seasoned professional with the solid track record & this term stint is anomaly, sticking this out for 2 years might not be essential.
- Are you nearing promotion? It is a biggie. Suppose you are year and more away from the promotion in your firm, however have good experience, then making your move now might help you to land you promotion earlier in your new company. Suppose you are in six months of the promotion where you’re and odds are at your favor, then you have to wait out. People know you & know your work and your new company might not be keen to take gamble yet.
- Are you having good experience? Think of longer term goals. Even though culture and clients are not your ideal, or are you building transferrable skills & experience? Most of the new consultants are actually building the project management skills, developing and finding specialty or related skills, as well as learning to manage the client relationships. Even though place you’re building such skills is not where you wish to be for long term, time is not wasted. You’re building experience that will be marketable to next company. Suppose you’re sitting over doing nothing valuable, then do not waste more time. Find the place where you may shine and accenture will give you that opportunity.