Tired of feeling like you are spinning your wheels going nowhere with no hope for advancement?
Are you getting underemployed or undervalued?
Are you wondering how bad it should be, before you decide to move on, especially during these tough economic times?
There are some signs that may indicate it’s time to move on.
Signs It’s Time to Move On
These are the signals to consider.
1. Change in Your Circumstances
There may be changes in your life that suddenly make your current position no longer seem feasible.
Perhaps you have recently gotten married, maybe you have been involved in an accident, or perhaps you have a baby on the way, or your children are starting school.
2. Work Results in a High Degree of Stress
If your work results in you dealing with far too much stress, and it is beginning to affect your relationships at work and at home it could be the right time to move on with your career.
If you find your relationship with your spouse, kids, or friends is changing for the worse, because when the end of the day comes you are so exhausted you just want to crawl under the covers it’s time to look for a new job.
3. The Thought of Monday Mornings Brings Dread to the Pit of Your Stomach
In fact, it may be more mornings than Monday.
If you find yourself dreading work more days than you look forward to it those are warning signs. If you feel sick and depressed every time you think about going to work that’s a huge warning sign that it’s time to consider a move. If you are feeling overwhelmed at the thought of having to show up for work, then it’s definitely time for a change.
If you are feeling bored, frustrated, unchallenged, or under used in your current position, it’s time to consider moving on.
Remember how you felt when you loved what you were doing, when you are passionate about what you are doing it motivates you and you wake up excited to go to work. When those feelings are gone so is your future at that particular company.
5. Your values and your job aren’t a good match
Whether it’s the values of the company or of the industry itself, if you find your personal values in conflict with the company values, it’s time to move on.
This type of mismatch causes stress and unhappiness.
Right Time to Move on With Your Career
When it comes to making a successful career change it’s all in the timing.
During tough economic times one might hang on just a little longer before jumping off the current employment bandwagon onto a new one but when the time is right you should not feel guilty or worry about that move.
1. You Aren’t Growing
In today’s highly competitive world you expect to grow professionally.
If your employer isn’t sending you on training courses or you don’t seem to be catching any breaks to help you grow you should start to look for another position where there is room for growth.
2. The Company Isn’t Growing
A company is either growing or it is slowly dying.
If the company isn’t growing than this might be the right time to start to look for another job.
3. The Industry You Work in is Not Growing
Not all industries grow at the same pace.
During tough economic times some industries don’t grow at all. In fact, they may shrink. There is also a great deal of consolidation occurring and as a result you may find your industry shrinking. This is the right time to think of changing careers.
Now that you know what to do when you feel underemployed or undervalued you can decide when the time is right.
“When you are undervalued like a stock that’s got so much untapped potential, you could go down in value rather than up.”