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One important thing to think about when you are settling in to your new job is why you have taken it. Presumably you had the choice to take it or leave it (admittedly, sometimes it may feel as though there is little choice, but in reality most of us can make some choices) and have chosen to take it, so now is a good time to reflect on why. This is, of course, a question that often comes up in the job interview, when you are encouraged to explain why you are looking for a new position and want to leave your old one. In such cases, it is considered advisable to choose from one of the following reasons or perhaps something similar, depending on the position you are leaving or hoping to move to:

  • a new challenge (ambition), new direction or better long term prospects?
  • job security
  • more money or other benefits
  • the location (closer to home / easier commute)
  • the company (perhaps the old one has ethical policies you find too challenging to accept, for example, or you'd like to work for a larger/smaller company, or you had difficulties working with a new boss)

In RL (real life) of course, there may be other reasons, such as:

  • family pressures
  • you were bored
  • trouble in your previous position (though if you have been fired it is always best to explain this from the start and not to try and hide it)
  • you didn't like or get on with any of your colleagues
  • this opportunity came up...

Whatever the reason, you should try and be clear at least in your own head what your real reason(s) are or were and use these to ensure that you approach the new position in the right way and really make the most of it.

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