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My Favorite Career-Change Quotes Plus Bonus Motivation

Updated: Jan 14, 2023

It takes courage to pursue a new job opportunity. From having to deal with career branding, to customized resume writing services, to portfolios for job interviews, the process of getting a better job can be frustrating.

For some, they’ve been at a job for many years and the comforts and familiarity of their present job makes it easy for them stay put. I’ve found this to be particularly true for my mid-career clients working in professional services. For others, they might be itching to make more money, or gain more influence, but are afraid of the unknown.

Whatever your situation, I’ve compiled 10 of my favorite career move quotes (with a little extra encouragement from me) that I hope will inspire you along your journey to getting a better job.

“Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.” — Phil Crosby

You’re great at what you do, and you’ll still be great at your new job too—trust me.

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. —Arnold Bennett

Nobody said it would be easy, but you’re worth a better job. I know it, but you've gotta believe it.

"Getting fired is nature's way of telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place." — Hal Lancaster

Getting fired isn’t a setback. It’s a set up for a better job.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” —Socrates

Aren’t you tired of facing resistance at work?

"Change before you have to." — Jack Welch

Nothing beats a good offense.

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."— Andre Gide

There’s a whole new world of job opportunities, but you can’t be afraid to expand your horizons.

Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes. — Douglas Horton

How fed up do you have to be before you get a better job?

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

Your dream job is out there. Go for it!

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