Like most people changing jobs, you want to find a good job, with a good company. You want to feel you are being paid the going rate, find the job interesting and feel that you are making a contribution.
That's what we want for you too! A good job.
This is key and often people’s reason for changing jobs.
Realistically a commute of over 40 mins become unsustainable in the medium term. It costs a lots and impacts too much on life outside work.
You need to be able to do the job successfully.
You don’t want to find yourself in a job you can’t do, that’s not smart. At interviewing stage make sure you ask the right questions (link to Interview Questions) so you know what need to be done.
It's important to be prepared to provide a list of employment references who can speak about the skills and qualifications that you have for the job you are applying for. Plan ahead and get your references in order, before you need them. Employers need to be able to check your work history.
Just remember, you must be able to explain why you are looking to change jobs.
Honesty is the best policy. Reasons for changing can be many and varied so this is an important part of your job search to get right. There are many good reasons to leave a position — some that should be discussed in a job interview and some that absolutely should not. With this question interviewers are looking to get not only a valid reason for you leaving but also whether you left voluntarily, on good terms and also your work values. Think about and practice your response to this question for when you are asked in an interview – any doubts about the authenticity of your answer can affect the outcome of your interview. If there was a negative reason for leaving the last role, try and emphasize the positive. You may want to briefly address the negative situation, but be sure to do this with diplomacy.