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Old 02-16-2017, 09:49 AM
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Default When do you know it's time to switch jobs or career?

I wish I had a more specific question. Just been frustrated, and want to hear others' thoughts.
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:52 AM
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Differs by person. I am not all that risk averse in this respect, so if I think I will like a job more, I will hop and take the risk. If I think I will like it the same but the comp is enticing, I would hop and take the risk. If it doesn't work out, you could always move on again.

If you hate your job, it's probably time. Best to consider whether it is a temporary slump or a permanent slump.
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I always go with the idea that, if I’m not entirely happy in a job and can’t see it getting better, then I’ll look. If I am entirely happy in my current role then I’ll listen.

I’ll know it’s time to go once I’ve got a job offer in front of me, and I think it sounds better than my current role.
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I felt trapped once and eventually got a good offer elseware. But the process of going from 'getting frustrated' to 'walking out the door' took me almost a year.

try not to think of it as an all or nothing decision that you have to make today. There is a world of options and if you have a job already (even if you dont like it) you likely have time to really think about what you want to do.
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I wish I had a more specific question. Just been frustrated, and want to hear others' thoughts.
When you work for a shitty company, you should switch.
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How do you know if its a bad company?
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When you ask the title question, it's time.
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A company I used to work for was really trying to get an actuarial rotation program off the ground, because you know, that is what all the other companies do. As a result I was force-rotated into a position I didn't like - working with admin systems to implement new products...I brought it up to the head of the actuarial program and was immediately told "if I didn't like my job, I could always go work somewhere else" Typical dumb management bs. So sad, because I know they had other actuarial positions they needed to fill and a couple managers told me personally they would have loved for me to work for them, but the politics man. Actuarial management is no different.

I left that company as soon as I could, pay raise and benefits bump galore. Not to mention the work I am doing now is much more interesting and beneficial to me and my resume. No one cares more about your career more than you do as the overused saying goes. It's a good thing demand for experienced actuaries is high. I feel empowered knowing I can just leave and work anywhere I want, if push comes to shove.
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In general I've looked to switch when I stop learning as much as I want to. i.e. when the work has become basically routine.
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