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How Do You Know When It's Time to Go?

In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here's an excerpt from his latest post:

A recent CNBC report by business journalist and former Harvard Business Review editor Suzy Welch offered 4 signs it's definitely time to quit your job. This brought to mind one of my blog posts in 2015 that addressed the same question for internal audit practitioners. The observations I made then still hold true today.

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job as president and CEO of The IIA is the opportunity to meet young professionals just starting their careers in internal audit. These interactions remind me of the reasons I joined the profession, and they never fail to reinvigorate my own passion for what we do.

Recently, I met with a group of newly minted internal auditors at the South Pacific and Asia Conference hosted by IIA–Australia. As is often the case in these meetings, my young colleagues quizzed me about career advice. For the most part, their questions were similar to those I typically hear: "Should I specialize in a particular area of internal audit?" "What qualifications and certifications will help me most?"

But there was one question I was not expecting. One young woman asked, "How do you know when it's time to leave?" I fashioned a quick answer, but the more I considered it over the following days, the more it became clear that this is a complex question.

Read the full InternalAuditor.org blog post from IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers.