So I took a new job about 3 months ago. It appeared to be a good fit as it was closer to home and still in the same field that I am in (business intelligence). The company is great, both with work culture and the other people working there. It is also my 4th job in 9 years (I involuntarily left one).
It was once I was in the role that I realized that I wasn’t comfortable. I don’t feel challenged or feel like I am learning anything new. It feels that I am overqualified for the role and there is not much for me to grow into. The possibilities for advancement also seem fairly slim. There are some skills that I have used my whole career that I haven’t done in my 3 months here. I tried talking to my boss and most of his senders were vague on what I would be doing.
So I started interviewing around. After a while, I was finally able to get an offer. The offer is 10% higher than what I am making now. The commute and company size is about the same. However, since it is a new job, I don’t know much about the new company (I.e. their culture or work environment). The role does sound like a better fit and I will be challenged more. One thing that did concern me as well was that the hiring manager did say that this was a new role that he was fighting for, he spoke of some others wondering if the role was needed. This last point makes me nervous.
I guess I am at a loss here on what to do. Should I stay or go? Am I moving jobs too often (considering that this new job will be my 5th job in 10 years)? Will having so many jobs in 10 years look bad on my resume? If my new job is also not a good fit, will I essentially be stuck there?