“Who moved my cheese” is a famous book which tells people to move on once the opportunities have moved too. It is the same in the job field too. There may come a time when you need to make a move in order to stay competitive and sustain yourself. However, very often, people fail to notice the subtle signs and symbols that suggest that they should be looking for a job change.
Here are top 8 signs which tell you it is time to move on to greener pastures.
- The boat is rocking- If your company isn’t posting really great financial reports, it should serve as warning bells. Ill financial health is often accompanied with rumors of layoff, and if you hear them in your office, it is time you started looking for another job.
- You are increasingly feeling unhappy- Many times, our heart tries to point us in the right direction in life. If you are increasingly feeling unhappy and frustrated, it is time to look for new opportunities. A bad feeling in the stomach on most Monday mornings is a tell tale sign of unhappiness and frustration.
- You are not learning, or growing- You have been at the job for 2 years now, and still, you have hardly added anything to your profile. Your salary might have increased, but it is not always about the money. If you are feeling stagnated in an organization, it is time to let go.
- You fall ill more than usual- Often, when we have to do things we do not like, it takes a toll on our health. You start to feel under the weather more frequently, and you just can’t concentrate on your work. Nothing is more important than your health, and if your current job is taking a toll on it, start looking for another job.
- Your boss starts criticizing you in writing- When your boss starts writing you critical feedback in mails, it could be a sign that he/she is planning to fire you. Make sure you jump the boat before it comes to that situation.
- Your boss has started finding faults in everything that you do- If your boss has become more dissatisfied with your work of late, it is a sure enough signal to change the job. When you know you have put in the best that you possibly can and you still get criticized, there is no point in hanging around.
- There are hardly any increments- Unless the company is going through a rough patch or there is a global slowdown, every company does its best to retain the best of its employees. If your salary has increased by peanuts in the years you have worked in the same organization, it is time to look for a company which is more appreciative of your talents.
- You constantly wish of things changing- If most of your time at the desk is spent wishing about things to change at the workplace, it is time to move. Most times, things do not change and it is better to let go.