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Navigating between Company Loyalty and New Opportunities

​As we embark upon a new year, it is only natural to reflect upon our personal and professional goals. When presented with a new job offer, the decision to remain loyal to your current employer or venture into a new opportunity requires consideration of several factors.

If you find yourself contemplating new opportunities or are feeling a lack of motivation in your current role, there’s probably a good reason for it. After being in a role for a long time, it can be easy to settle into a sense of comfort and this can lead people to resist pushing themselves to explore new opportunities. As expert recruiters, we are here to tell you that there are lots of exciting opportunities out there if you are prepared to step out of your comfort zone in 2024.

In today’s blog, we share some considerations to aid in your decision-making.

As a first step, use this as an opportunity to take a moment and reflect on your tenure with your current employer. Consider if your employer has treated you fairly, offered you opportunities for professional development and created a supportive environment for career progression. Conversely, do promises of promotions and developmental opportunities remain unfulfilled, or does your employer prioritise profits over its people?

Remuneration will always be a key consideration; however, it is important to balance this with your desired career trajectory, and future goals and ensure values alignment between you and your employer.

Counteroffers are often ‘too little, too late,’ and while it may feel satisfying that your employer wants to retain you, the underlying issues that triggered you to start your job search remain.

New job offers often entice with the promise of fresh opportunities for professional development. If an alternative employer presents opportunities such as leadership roles or other growth prospects not available within your current employer, it may indicate that you’re ready for a new challenge.

The stability of your current role is a valid consideration, especially considering recent global uncertainties. However, the current job market appears stable, companies are actively hiring and securing projects and funding for impressive project portfolios. During the interview process, inquire about workload and project portfolios to gain insights into the prospective employer's stability.

As experts in the Construction, Property, and Engineering sectors, we are here to help. If you are contemplating exploring new opportunities, we can assist you in gauging how your current role aligns with market alternatives. Please reach out to our expert recruitment team.