3 years passed, and I started to think of my future again.
Is this everything I want?
If I continue current job, what is the possibility in following 3 years?
・Get promoted in the same position?
・Get a chance to work overseas?
・Be moved to other department or team?
・Slightly improvement in salary.
・No change of constant middle evaluation.
So, it’s not difficult to realize that what I have in the following 3 years are little possibility to get great responsibility in my work and little increase of my income.
It was not hard to understand that this current position isn’t worthy another 3 years.
“Why not try to be evaluated by the market?” I thought.
I used 3 head hunting companies through internet and those who called me before. I prepared Japanese and English CV and job overview document and handed them out to head hunters/agencies.
Document preparation was not so time-consuming, but interviews with many companies were very time-consuming.
I applied mainly for 5~6 USA or European companies and I was lucky to get an offer in 1 and half months. Then I stopped other interview appointments. It was October in 2011.
Although I got some rejections, the one offer I got indicated that I was highly evaluated.
Which was much much more than my expectation.
The same role as a product manager but with a 10-time scale.
The salary increased for 30% on the offer letter, but the increase was 45% after including the overtime pay.
That was so huge for a person just started his full-time job for 3 years.
I never thought I can be evaluated as high as that.
Because I was never evaluated like that in my company.
My heart moved soon.
I want to try!
A foreign company with different culture.
Work and decide under individualism.
5-time increased income after tax per month.
Different environment and people.
I desired a new world so much!
Then I moved to the new world after staying in my original company for 3 years and 5 months.