I guess to answer this you need to figure out what your work/ life balance is. There is no right or wrong answers to this and will vary hugely between person to person.
Find a job that allows you to enjoy your life outside of work too; maybe you feel that in your current role you are not spending enough time with family, or you need a role closer to home for pet commitments or you are looking for a company that will allow flexi time. Whatever it may be, work life balance is often high up on the motivations for looking for a new role.
My work life balance is my 2-year-old son. Ask me what my work/ life balance would have been 3 years ago and it would have revolved around pub visits after work and spending large amounts of money on designer handbags. Now my son is in the world, it’s important I can pick him up from nursery on time and spend quality time with him, my partner, wider family and buy the bigger house. I know as he grows older the balance will change to work around schools etc and I think it’s important to realise what may be the perfect balance now may change as your situation changes and your career develops.
Once you have realised what that balance is keep this in mind when job searching. If this balance is purely the reason you are looking then be firm with what this, if others factors play a key part in your search such as salary/ benefits then you may find you are happy to compromise slightly on your work/ life balance for a new role.
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Written by Nicola Hedges, Senior Recruitment Consultant