Write your next chapter and then become it
There is a point in everyone’s career however long or successful, when it is time for change. There are many reasons also, and many candidates refer to stagnation, lack of opportunities and even that their present employer doesn’t value them. The list goes on and on but there is no need for you to lose hope. This can be a sometimes scary but definitely exciting opportunity for you. The first thing to do is take a step back and start visualise that you are taking back control and it is entirely up to you, what you will to do next.
When you are pulling together a list of pros and cons don’t rush it, consider your dreams and what is going to make you excited about your next chapter but without raining on your parade before we get going, also factor in any practical constraints such as location, salary and experience. Notice that I didn’t say education! Companies are more than ever prepared to substitute good experience and a solid record over qualifications, so don’t lose heart if you didn’t manage to get that PHD.