Career Advice / March 11th, 2016
Should I stay or should I go? If you’ve been in a salaried position for more than 18 months this is a question you should probably be asking yourself. We aren’t trying to or – of...More >
We all ask ourselves this question every now and then during our working life; this isn’t a bad thing, nor is this is a feeling to be ignored. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average person changes jobs 10 times before the age of forty!
Of course it’s unlikely that every move we make will always be the right move, but why spend another two years pondering on the present, whilst denying yourself a more fulfilling future? You need to understand when it’s time to listen to your conscience and consider your next leap of faith.
Here are ten signs that it’s time to leave your job:
If you find yourself relating to more than two of these notions and you have felt that way for more than just a week or so, you need to stop and reassess. It’s likely that you’re staying in your existing job simply because it’s the easier option, not because it’s the right thing for you to do.
Feeling disgruntled in your current role doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to jump ship and find an entirely new job; though not always considered, there are always other options. Perhaps your only issue is with the people you currently work with, in which case a sideways move in the same company is a simple solution. Or maybe it’s the role and you need a promotion or shift to realign your focus. Both of these are great options for a fairly simple solution.
Maybe you want a more radical change, such as working for a different company or even relocating: in which case, looking for a new exciting role is your best option for new adventure. Joining a different company not only means becoming an essential part of a new team, but also gives you the opportunity to talk about what you want from your role, thus setting out your expectations from the start.
You’re ultimately choosing to put yourself first with the possibility of such things like:
• Higher pay
• Career advancement
• A better work-life balance
• Relocation opportunity and adventure
• Escaping an incompetent or negative boss
• Realigning your career to fit your skills
• Learning something new
If you have made the decision to move on, this doesn’t mean you should just quit your job; in most cases you can strategically nail down your next position before you hand in your resignation.
Take time to understand what you want from your next role and understand that this is an opportunity, not just an option!
Looking for a more fulfilling role or even a complete change of scenery? Contact one of our consultants via firstname.lastname@example.org.