Weigh up all your options
First of all don’t let familiarity cloud your judgment. Change can be scary and starting a new job can cause feelings of risk, challenge, adventure, and possibly fear. It’s natural to have anxiety about leaving a comfortable position but don’t let this natural anxiety stop you taking a new job that is right for you.
Conversely don’t be afraid to ask yourself whether the new position is a positive step toward advancing your career or creating more fulfilment. Will it actually be better for you than your current position? Better means different things to different people - think about what is important to you. If your move has something to do with your finances, remember it is not just about the salary to think about look at other aspects of your compensation package. Also, consider vacation days, paid holidays and medical insurance costs. It may seem a long way away but it is also worth considering your retirement. Compare pension plans carefully as these factors can be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds over the life of a career.