You might think there is a certain time span on how long you should stay in a role before moving on.
However, according to Indeed, the number of times you should change roles depends on your own needs and preferences. Perhaps it’s time to reassess your options and consider ways to inject some passion back into your career. But how do you know when the time is right to move on from your current role? We explain more in today’s blog.
Leaving a job can be pretty stressful and even frightening if you have been working for the same company for a long time. But sometimes it’s necessary if you want to realise your full potential. So how do you know when it’s the right time?
You often feel stressed and tired
Do you have a lack of motivation on workdays? More prone to irritability, or lacking the spring in your step you used to have?
Any of these could be symptoms of rising stress levels, which can all be signs that things aren’t quite as they should be. Stress is a big factor in affecting both your mood and immune system and can lead to impaired performance.
So, if you’re beginning to feel down in the dumps, your body may be trying to tell you something.
You don’t believe in the business like you used to
It may be that when you initially began working for your current employer, the world was full of possibilities, and you felt proud of being part of that organisation. However, maybe there has been a change of atmosphere and your confidence in the business isn’t what it used to be.
This could be due to changes in strategic decisions that don’t sit well with you, or maybe it’s your own thinking has evolved. You’re beginning to feel that the company’s values don’t align to your own any longer.
You’ve grown out of your current role
Sometimes, you might just be a little bit bored! No matter how much you might like the company or your co-workers, staying in a role that you’ve grown out of, can be very demotivating.
You’re watching the clock
Once upon a time, you were dead enthusiastic every single day! Now, you find yourself constantly checking the time for when you can head home and have no motivation to take on extra tasks or workload.
So if any of the above strikes a cord with you, maybe it’s time to move on to something new that re-ignites your passion once again.