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The Top Twenty Most Valuable Questions To Ask Yourself When Considering Switching Jobs in Conveyancing


After the chaos in the property market over the last few years, and the significant pressure agents and conveyancers alike have been placed under trying to help all their clients successfully move home, we've heard more recently that many conveyancers have chosen to leave the profession, or move to another firm in an attempt to live a more stress-free life.

Switching jobs in conveyancing can be a big decision, so it's important to take the time to reflect on your current position and determine if a new role would be right for you, or if you're jumping from the proverbial frying pan into the fire.

To help you make a more informed decision, here are twenty of the most valuable questions to ask yourself before making the jump:

1. What do I enjoy most about my current role?

2. What do I find challenging in my current role?

3. Am I fulfilled in my current role?

4. What are my long-term career goals?

5. Does my current role align with my long-term career goals?

6. What opportunities for growth and development are available in my current role?

7. What are the company culture and values like in my current role and do they align with my own?

8. Are my current colleagues supportive and positive?

9. Am I paid fairly in my current role?

10. What kind of work-life balance do I currently have?

11. What is my current commute and working hours like?

12. Do I have a positive relationship with my manager (and any other stakeholders)?

13. Are there opportunities for career advancement in my current role?

14. Are my current responsibilities aligned with my skills and strengths?

15. What are the company's policies and benefits like?

16. What kind of training and support is available in my current role?

17. Is the company financially stable and growing?

18. What is the company's reputation like in the conveyancing industry?

19. What are my top priorities when looking for a new job?

20. Am I willing to compromise on some of my priorities to secure a new job?

By reflecting on these questions, you can gain a better understanding of your current situation and determine if a new role is right for you, or if there's things you can do to make your current position more palatable or enjoyable.

It's also a good idea to research potential new employers, including their company culture, benefits, and opportunities for growth and development. And make sure any job interview you do attend is a two-way street as far as asking questions is concerned – you have every right to interview your prospective employer as much as they can interview you. Use the above questions as a guide to see if there would be a better fit between you and this proposed new company. This will help you to make an informed decision and secure a new role that aligns with your career goals and aspirations. 

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Monday, 27 May 2024