Considering Jumping Ship? Remember that Loyalty Pays (in more ways than one!)

After years of layoffs, pay freezes, and pay cuts, the job market is finally showing signs of recovery. And although this gives some healthcare professionals a reason to jump ship, there are actually several great reasons to stay right where you are.

Since we've probably already weathered the worst of the recession, now is as good as time as any to recommit yourself to your company and your healthcare job. After all, the hard work and dedication you've put in can open doors to more opportunities. Moreover, loyal employees are more likely to keep their jobs if future cuts and layoffs arise.

If you're feeling stuck or unmotivated, you should immediately prioritize whats important to you so you can work on whats missing. For example, if you feel bored, you should investigate other roles and responsibilities within your company. Just keep in mind that you should always keep your boss and/or supervisor in the loop. Reassure him/her that you are still committed to the company you just want to explore how you can fully maximize your potential.

Above all, showing and voicing your loyalty to the company can pay off in several important ways. In addition to any monetary gains you might realize, sticking around can prove to be very empowering. It can give you a real sense of value and belonging, and at the end of the day, that's worth its weight in gold.

 Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career.

Orison Swett Marden