September 25, 2017
How to know it is time for a job change
Job change happens to everyone of us at one time or another in life. When to KNOW when to change jobs is what keeps us back sometimes. At some point in our lives, the job or position that gave us the most joy no longer does and it becomes time to move on. But change is hard, even for the best of us, but we have to realize that to grow and exceed our current level, we need change. Not just change in any direction but a positive and focused change.
But how we do know when it is that time to change jobs or position? You will know, because your gut instinct will tell you.
Five Ways to Know that it is time to move on
- Restlessness: You become restless and discontent. Your job no longer challenges you and you are beginning to yearn for something different and more challenging.
- Lack of Attention to Detail- When you no longer care about your job or the results that you bring in, then you must know that it is time to move on. It is a disservice to yourself and your company when you do not care if you meet deadlines or not or if the product quality is as it should be. Time to move on.
- No Satisfaction- You achieved a milestone at your company or attained a goal, but you did not even acknowledge it or celebrate. It has become so common place that it is no longer mentally challenging to you and you do not care.
- Your Peers have moved on- If the people who started off in the same position with you are no longer there but have moved on to bigger and better, then you need to evaluate your life’s goals and what it is that you truly want in life.
- Illness- When you begin to dread going to work or to fall ill at work, nine times out of ten, it is not the company air. It is your gut instinct manifesting itself as illness to get you to physically do what your unconscious mind has already told you. Get moving. Find another job, another challenge that takes you to where you need to be. Life is all about choices and you can choose not to remain in a position that you no longer find stimulating or challenging. We need to learn to take charge and shoot for something different even when we are most afraid.