Friday Five : five things to love about changing jobs

Its time for Friday Five again ! Thanks to Mar, Cynthia and Courtney for the link up.

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Today, I have chosen to write about things to love about changing jobs, even if you love your current job :

 

1. You never know who you will meet or what kind of opportunity will come your way

2. You will learn new skills

3. You will be pushed out of your comfort zone

4. You will experience new energy

5. You will be scared, but scary can be good


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Yes, I am changing jobs as of mid September. I am very excited, but also sad to be leaving my current job. So I wrote it a letter :

 

Dear current job….

I have decided to leave you after 4,5 years of loyal service. We have had some great moments but for me it is time to move on.

 

Over these past few years, you have :

  • Taught me the importance of teamwork and what can be accomplished with a great team.
  • Showed me how having complimentary profiles and skill sets on my team presents a competitive advantage
  • Showed me the advantages of treating everyone with the same respect
  • Let me be very successful
  • Challenged me
  • Let me develop my leadership skills
  • Allowed me to meet many different, inspiring people
  • Tried my patience in more ways than one
  • Taught me we can make mistakes and still rise above them
  • Showed me that trial and error are necessary

 

Even though I love you, it is important that I continue to grow personally and professionally and thus I decided I wanted a new challenge. So I am staying with the company, but taking on a global role working with one specific client. I am looking forward to being challenged in new ways, so please don’t take it personally.

To my team : I admire you for your never ending dedication to your teams and clients. I  thank you for supporting each other, defending your teams, standing behind me, your loyalty and most of all building the business that we have built together over these past few years.

To my clients : thank you for challenging me with your problems, your emotional state, your difficulties… which helped me learn and push my limits, but also for your thank yous, your satisfaction and your loyalty.

To my boss who has fully supported my over the past few years, in good times and in bad.

I am lucky to work in an industry that I love, and I thank my company for giving me this opportunity, and look forward to the next few years.

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Have you left a job that you loved ? What did you get out of it ?

Comments: 14

  1. Nicole August 22, 2014 at 12:23 pm Reply

    This is so true. Sometimes you have to dare to take a leap!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration August 23, 2014 at 7:32 am Reply

      Yes, often scary but worth it in the end.

  2. M @readeatwriterun August 22, 2014 at 12:31 pm Reply

    Your letter is a great idea! I also like your list of good things about changing jobs.

    I am not sure I’ve left a job that I still loved – I’ve left plenty I loved once, but either it changed or I did, and it was time to move on.
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    • Karen - French Inspiration August 23, 2014 at 7:31 am Reply

      Great point. People evolve as do companies and you can feel when it is “the right time to move on”. It is scary but you just need to do it. I left a company where I have been 10 years, a job I loved… and boy was it hard, but it turned out to be the best decision of my life !

  3. Jennifer August 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm Reply

    Congrats on the new job – very nice points!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration August 23, 2014 at 7:30 am Reply

      Thank you ! I am very happy about it.

  4. John @ run. geek. run(disney) August 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm Reply

    New challenges are always good. It’s important to grow, even if it is often bittersweet to leave.
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    • Karen - French Inspiration August 23, 2014 at 7:29 am Reply

      I agree ! I think we will always learn something in every experience but yes, it is often bittersweet.

  5. Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner August 22, 2014 at 6:15 pm Reply

    Good luck with the new job. New experiences and new challenges are exciting!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration August 23, 2014 at 7:28 am Reply

      Very exciting indeed. I am really happy about it.

  6. Gh Portefait August 22, 2014 at 10:10 pm Reply

    Amazing !!
    How can you be so positive all the time ?
    It is really impressive

    • Karen - French Inspiration August 23, 2014 at 7:27 am Reply

      That’s my mom and American culture that have rubbed off on me !

  7. Meranda@fairytalesandfitness August 22, 2014 at 10:19 pm Reply

    Good luck with your new job and I hope new opportunities come your way! It’s always sad to leave a place you’ve been at for a substantial period of time. I’ve done it before!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration August 23, 2014 at 7:27 am Reply

      Thanks ! I think that even if we change jobs and for some reason it does not work out, we will still come out of the experience as a better person.

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