Handing in your notice can be a daunting experience that most people face in their working careers but are you changing jobs for the right reasons? I’ve certainly faced it during my career in estate agency in both my roles as sales negotiator and Assistant branch manager so I know how it feels.
10 things to consider before handing in your notice
- Do you really want to change roles?
- Is this just a knee jerk reaction to something that has happened in the office, can you speak to your director and resolve the issue.
- What are your reasons for changing roles?
- Will changing companies actually benefit you or will it just be a short term solution to the existing problem?
- What can you bring to the role?
- If you get the role, can you deliver on the promises made in the interview?
- Is Property the right industry for you?
- Do you genuinely enjoy your role in estate agency or do you have a passion for another industry but may not be brave enough to take the plunge?
- What do you know about the company?
- Have you spoken to other negotiators or managers who work in the company, have you done research and due diligence?
- What are their values?
- How do they do things? Do you have similar values? Can you work in the same way that they do? Do you believe in the same things they do?
- How many deals do you need to do per month as a negotiator for the move to make financial sense?
- Are the targets achievable? Will you be able to perform in the role?
- Will you make more money?
- In the long term will the move leave you financially better off?
- Are you prepared to start from the bottom again?
- Trust and respect is earned and you will have to earn this.
- What impact will the move have on your work life balance
- What is the work/life balance like, are you prepared to put in the ground work whilst you establish yourself in your new role?
It seems like a lot to think about when handing in your notice, but these key questions will allow you to fully weigh up the pros and cons before you accept a role.
As property consultants specialising in the property sector, we have these conversations with Sales and Lettings Negotiators and managers on a daily basis to ensure that our candidates are making informed decisions about their future. We follow up with our candidates throughout their career, as we want to be on hand to help and offer advice at every stage.
Should you be considering your next move or just want some friendly advice, feel free to get in touch with me on 020 3587 7687 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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