The sudden departure of Presidents Trump’s National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn amid mounting controversy over his interaction with Russian officials, is one of the most dramatic and scandalised resignation in recent years. Whether Flynn, the decorated Army veteran, jumped or was pushed is yet to be determined, however we took the opportunity to question what are the signs that it is time to move jobs?
1. The dread of work in the morning
If on a Sunday night you start sobbing into your pillow, it’s seriously time to rethink your job status. First write down what is troubling you: Is it a specific project or task you have to accomplish? Are you hiding from your dreaded Boss every day? Being specific will help you decide what to do – whether it be discussing new opportunities with your Boss, or deciding to leave your job entirely for opportunities elsewhere.
2. You have no interest in the work you’re doing.
Being in a job where you find the tasks mundane and nothing to do with your professional goals or personal interests will drain even the most enthusiast employee. Regardless of your salary, you’ll never fully enjoy your work life or reach your full potential if you’re saddled with so much apathy and it will begin to spill into other areas of your life and affect those as well.
3. Is your Career Plateauing
You’ve been doing your role for a couple of years now and feel like you can accomplish your duties with one eye closed. Once you have plateaued at work first, speak with your boss and show an interest in taking on more responsibility and express your concerns. If that doesn’t work then it may be time to take your experience elsewhere.
4. You just want something else
Finding a new job doesn’t have to be because of anything negative and it doesn’t mean that you’re not doing yourself or your employer a favour. Sometimes, you’ve just reached the end of the road with your current job and feel it’s the right time to move on. This is always the nicest way to leave things, on a high, with your boss’ or company’s blessing.
If you think it’s time to take on a new role or career opportunity – talk to one of our experienced consultants at Copius, we’ll be delighted to help.