It is a difficult job market and the reasons for that difficulty which range from difficult recruitment processes through to mergers, acquisitions and restructuring are well documented. There are many good reasons to leave an employer. You may get an offer which would mean more money and promotion, You may have opportunities to travel or you may simply be grateful to move on after being in the same organisation for a number of years.
As the reality is that employment is no longer secure, you need to look at all aspects of the offer and make your own risk assessment based on all of the information in front of you.. To get a new offer is great news but do your homework and look at the complete package of what you have in front of you now and compare it to what is on offer. In particular you need to look at the following issues
1) The total benefits available with your current employer compared with what is proposed with your new employer
2) What is your real reason for moving on ? Do you simply want to get out from where you are currently employed or do you believe that the new role that you have been offered represents a genuine career opportunity
3) What is the current employment security situation with your current employer. Are there any mergers, acquisitions and other forms of restructuring on the horizon? Also do some research and try if you can to find out what is going on with your prospective employer
The current job market means that doing due diligence on new employers taking into account the total picture of the employer not just what is in the job description or the contract of employment . The worst possible outcome would be to take up an offer with a new employer and a restructuring program commence shortly after you start
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