Well before I ever thought about leaving the Firm, I received some great pieces of advice on how to make the decision. In this post, I'll share the three best suggestions I've heard...
AVOID MAKING CAREER DECISIONS DURING REALLY TOUGH OR GREAT TIMES
A colleague explained that in any given year, I could expect to experience three great months, three terrible months, and six average months and suggested that I not make any major career decisions in the great or tough times. Sometimes unexpected opportunities or incidents will push you into making a decision during a sub-optimal time, but it's avoid making decisions during peaks or valleys whenever possible.
SET REGULAR TIMES TO CHECK-IN WITH YOURSELF
- Are you still excited about being at the Firm?
- Do you still find the work engaging?
- Are you still getting more out of the experience than you're giving up?