There are signs it’s time to change your job if you look for them. It is hard to be in a place where you feel unsure of what your next move should be. Should you stay at your job or move on? This is a little list of signs it’s time to change your job that will hopefully help you to make up your mind on what you should do.
1. You Are Unhappy
This is one of the biggest signs it's time to change your job. If you are unhappy, there is obviously a problem. Sometimes you can stay at your job and work through that situation, and sometimes you cannot. Take some time to see if there is a possible solution for you to try. If there is not, that is a good sign it is time to consider changing your job.
2. You Think Your Job is at Risk
In our crazy economy, job security is sometimes a thing of the past. When you think your job is at risk, you may need to consider changing jobs. Sometimes you don’t want to wait until you lose your job because of the risk that would put on your finances. It is wise to make this decision with care and make sure you are not jumping the gun. But if the evidence is pretty convincing that you may lose your job, you may want to consider changing jobs now.
3. There Are Problems You Can’t Solve
If your work environment is miserable and there are problems that there is no way you can solve, it may be time to consider changing jobs. It may even be a problem that you see the solution for but you cannot get any of your superiors on board with you. If there is no solution available in the possibilities, you have to weigh carefully if you want to stay in that job. If it is preventing you from being at your best at work or making you unhappy, you may want to consider moving on. This is a decision it is wise to weigh carefully.
4. You Can’t Get along with Your Boss
Boss problems are the pits. A difficult or demanding boss can turn a job that you enjoy into one that you detest. There are things that you can try, such as going to upper management to seek a resolution. You might consider switching departments. But if none of these options are working, it may be time to consider a change in jobs.
5. There is over the Top Favoritism
You know, I hate to say this but there is usually favoritism at most jobs, to some extent. That is why you don’t want to leave a job because of a bit of favoritism. However, if there is such over the top favoritism that you are miserable and feeling like you are not being treated fairly in any way, it may be time to consider changing jobs. It is wise to make this decision after talking to others you work with to make sure you are not seeing it incorrectly. Maybe your coworkers do not feel it is as bad as you do. If that is the case, you may want to give it some more thought before you make a decision.
6. A Better Opportunity Awaits
I think this one is a very worthwhile reason to leave your job. If a better opportunity awaits, and it is stable with a promising future, then it only makes good sense to give it consideration. Anytime that you have an opportunity to better yourself, you should. Most people would agree that moving up the ladder in your career is an important goal. Many people even have a five year and ten year plan for their careers.
7. You Want More Room for Growth
Maybe you are bored with your current position. Perhaps you have been there awhile and have gone as far as you could go with it. This is a reason many people consider changing jobs. They hit the ceiling, so to speak. Moving on to a different job can breathe fresh life into your career and give you more room to grow.
There are many reasons that you might consider changing jobs. What are some reasons you have changed jobs? Were any of these reasons a factor?