Most of the people who spend more of their valuable times at work than they do wherever else. It’s significant that you spend your time at the right company, following the right opportunity. Choosing to leave a job can be a gut-wrenching decision. You need to know that you’re making the right choice.
Here are the tattletale signs that it might be time to move on:
1. You fear going to work.
If thinking about your job stops you with fear, it’s probably time to leave. Don’t keep telling yourself you’re having a bad week if what you really have a job that’s a bad fit.
2. You know more than your boss
It’s annoying to work for someone you believe to be less capable or knowledgeable than you are. If you can’t trust your company’s leadership to make good decisions and guide the ship in the right direction, you’ll be living in a constant state of anxiety. Then you could find yourself out of a job when the company goes under.
3. The company is circling the drain
If you think that the business is in trouble, it may be time to leave. If you wait until the company closes, you’ll be in the job market competing against your former co-workers.
4. You’re out of the loop.
If you’re absent in meetings, rarely get face time with upper management, and have never even heard of the big project everyone else is so excited about, that could mean that your bosses just see you as a body filling a desk, rather than as a valuable contributor. That’s terrible news for your career and may mean it’s time to leave.
5. You’ve lost your passion.
Passion is a necessary ingredient for success. If you’re unenthusiastic or even indifferent about the work you do, it’s time to go over your career.
6. You have a bad boss who isn’t going anywhere.
7. There’s no room for advancement.
If you’re not learning anything new, and are just mess around doing the same old thing while people around you get promotions and plum assignments, it’s time to look somewhere else.
8. Your health is distressing
No paycheck is worth sacrificing your health. Job stress can lead to depression, insomnia, headaches, frequent illness, and worse. Don’t let this happen to you.
9. Your personal life is suffering.
Whether you work too many hours or you’re stressed and miserable when you come home, it’s time to leave when your job starts affecting your personal life.
10. Bringing it all together
Staying in a bad job for too long can be very harmful to your career. If you’ve tried everything you can think of to make things better and haven’t seen any big changes, it may be time to move on.
If you do decide to leave, be smart about it. Don’t burn bridges by venting about all of the reasons you’re leaving. That accomplishes nothing, and could even haunt you later. Instead, simply explain that you’re leaving to pursue another opportunity, and then do so graciously.
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.