5 Signs You Should Leave Your Current Job
“Love what you do and do what you love” – Ray Bradbury
“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”- Bob Marley
“Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning.” – Malcolm Gladwell
What do all of these quotes have in common? They are encouraging to enjoy your everyday life which includes your personal life, financial goals, and career goals. In the case that your current job position does not make you feel fulfilled, here are 5 signs you should leave your current job position:
On Sunday, you dread Monday.
If you fall asleep on Sunday night’s dreading Monday’s you probably are not enjoying your current position. Everyone may feel this at some point in their career, but if it is a consistent feeling every Sunday, it may be time to move on.
You’re not learning.
A company should offer numerous learning opportunities such as conferences, continuing educational programs, books, training, and more. When your company stops offering or maybe has never offered learning opportunities, you may want to begin looking for a new position.
High turnover rate.
The average total turnover rate reported across industries by employers in 2015 is relatively flat at 16.4 percent, according to Compdata Surveys’ national survey, BenchmarkPro, surveying 28,000 organizations. Depending on the industry and the job position, employee turnover rates vary. Do research on your company’s competitors, ask friends who work in the same industry, or even ask your HR department what their turnover rates are. If you see empty desks, layoffs, or lots of employees quitting at the same time, you might what to look into future job options.
You receive a better opportunity.
Whether it’s for financial reasons, management opportunities, a lifestyle change, or your ideal industry, you may consider leaving your current position because of the heightened potential with a new job opportunity. Weigh your options of joining a new company vs. your current company. Then go with the company that better fits your career goals.
You don’t get along with your manager or boss.
This is one of the top reasons why employees leave companies. The first thing you should do is to ask to be reassigned. If you are unable to be reassigned to a new manager, it may be time to put your resume out there.