4 Signs It’s Time to Find a New JobShannon Hall
Knowing when it’s time to move on from a job is not often simple. There are many factors that go into your personal decision to open up a job search, and some issues may be more obvious than others. Here we have 4 scenarios that lead to dissatisfaction in your job that shouldn’t be overlooked. All of these are signs that it’s time to start looking for a better job.
No Room for Growth
Sometimes it can feel like you hit a dead end in your job. Maybe you aren’t feeling challenged, but there’s nowhere to move up to, and no additional work to bring on. This is a clear sign that it’s time to move on from your current position and find a job with more opportunity. Some companies will invest in extra training for employees and have more internal opportunities for promotion. If your current employer is not making room for you to improve your skills and move up in the ranks, it’s probably best to find an employer who will.
Lack of Flexibility
A strong work-life balance can be difficult to achieve at times. There’s a growing demand for flexibility among employees so that they can more easily manage their lives outside of work and meet the needs of their families. According to our Local Candidate Survey conducted in September 2018, flexibility and work from home privileges are the second most desirable benefits after medical benefits. A lack of flexibility can wear down on you and increase the risk of burn-out and overall dissatisfaction with your job. If you’re constantly struggling to strike a healthy work-life balance, it may be time to open up your job search.
Conversation with Manager is Unproductive
Communication is key when it comes to job satisfaction. After you’ve evaluated your satisfaction and identified key issues, it’s always a good idea to address these issues with your manager. Having an honest conversation with your manager might help solve some problems and opens up an opportunity to negotiate around your needs. Together, you can come up with a plan in order to help improve your satisfaction with your role. If your manager is not receptive to your needs or is unwilling to compromise, it’s a good indicator that it’s time to begin your job search. According to research by OC Tanner, 79% of employees who quit their job claim that lack of recognition and poor management was a major factor in leaving.
Company Mergers & Acquisitions
It’s important to stay up to date on your company’s position in the market, their financial security, and whether or not there is a merger or acquisition on the horizon. Mergers and acquisitions can cause change and instability within a company—and are often a threat to your job. Some roles are duplicated and responsibilities overlap. In our experience, we often see layoffs as a result of job redundancy. If your company is going through a merger or acquisition, it might be a good idea to start looking at other opportunities.
Making the decision to leave your job is not often easy, but it’s important to evaluate your own job satisfaction and carefully weigh the pros and cons in order to reach your conclusion. By focusing on what you want from your job, you are sure to make the decision that is right for you.
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