I have several friends contemplating job changes right now. One, it’s that time of year and two, for the first time in what seems like a long time, job hunters are in the drivers seat.
They ask me for advice when it’s clear that they’ve already made up their minds. Which is fine, sometimes they just need to talk it out, have someone listen, or just share in their excitement.
I do try to pass on a question I have been asked by mentors when contemplating opportunities. Are you running away from something or are you running to something?
Think about it and remember this famous quote from Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where -“
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”