Are you currently evaluating job opportunities because maybe you're thinking that your job isn't secure right now? So you're trying to decide "Which job is more secure"?
According to Liz Ryan, CEO and founder of Human Workplace, there is no point in asking that question because no job is secure.
What you need to understand is the long-term path of your career. If you're thinking about quitting your job after eight months, or worried about hopping between jobs and companies, Liz Ryan tells Forbes that there are five career risks that are worth taking.
1. Are you planning to follow a former boss or your current boss to a different company? This is a new opportunity worth taking. Your boss believes in your capabilities and would want to work new goals with you.
2. Are you going to start your own business especially when you've got one client ready to be served? Consultancy is a good side-job.
3. Quitting your "secure" corporate job to join a promising start-up company? (Start-ups can be tricky but can also be fulfilling. Remember that the learning you'll get is more important than whether the start-up hits it big, or flops.)
4. Are you moving out of your traditional function and/or industry to try something new? Because how will you know what you want to do or not do if you don't try?
5. Making a career decision based on your brain, heart and trusty gut, versus relying purely on logical analysis. Liz Ryan suggests making a decision tree with two columns listing the Pros and Cons of any career decision you're thinking of doing. But ultimately, you just have to trust your gut.
Ryan's final advise is to not second guess yourself. Trust what is best for you.