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Updated: Mar 17, 2022

Do you find yourself daydreaming about quitting your job? Have you written one too many “per my last email” phrases lately? Filling out yet another TPS report? As you may have inferred from the previous EMERGE blog post, you’re not alone. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), employees are quitting their jobs in record numbers (according to SHRM, nearly 4 million people quit their jobs in April 2021).

But before you let your apartment lease lapse and gas up the car to live a nomadic life as a colored pencil blogger, consider whether a job change is going to bring you the relief you’re seeking or if you’re seeing the other side with a “greener grass” filter.

The first thing to do if you’re considering whether you’re ready for a new position is ask yourself a few questions:

What is prompting my desire to move on?