John doesn’t know what he will do next and isn’t sure there is a job out there for him at the same salary with the same great benefits and fun colleagues. He also wants a job where he interacts with clients more, instead of getting mired in administrative tasks.
John and I have discussed and explored various issues to determine if it’s time for him leave and the following are some of them.
Here are some signs that it might be time to leave your job:
- You’re unhappy to the point that it impacts your life.
- The skills that are needed for your role aren’t things that you enjoy.
- You dread going to work.
- You know that your clients are starting to suffer as a result of your lack of enthusiasm.
- There is disorganization and management changes.
- You’re reading blogs on the signs that it is time to leave a job.
After reading this list, what do you think? Do these points resonate with you? Are you willing to wait? What is stopping you from getting started? What are the steps you need to start taking to help yourself to move on?
It is always easier to get a job while you have a job as there isn’t the pressure of finances or grabbing something too quickly just to make a move.
If you take your time to search for jobs and network, you will be more likely to make a good career move versus just changing jobs.
It is only too late if you don’t start now!
Kay Gimmestad, LCSW-C is a business coach and clinician in New York City with 20 years of experience working in the profit and not for profit sectors of Human Resources, Health and Human Services. She has built a reputation for being highly skilled in facilitating behavior change while working with employees, both individually and in groups, on matters relating to performance management, substance abuse, crisis intervention, and stress/wellness.