Maybe you’ve been at your current job for a while and are seeking a change, maybe you’re feeling a little uninspired by your work, or maybe you’ve just been perusing LinkedIn’s open opportunities and have seen a few positions that caught your interest. It can be tough to know exactly when is the right time to find a new job. While this depends from person-to-person, below are a few key signs that it might be time to look for other opportunities.
You’re Feeling Burnt Out
While it’s common to feel burn out every once in a while, feeling the effects of burn out constantly is never a good sign. Whether you just have too much on your plate at work or your work-life balance is compromised, extreme burn out might signify that a change is needed.
Your Company Is Going Through Mass Restructuring
Restructuring at companies happens, and it’s not always a bad thing. But occasionally (especially if you’ve been at the company a while), restructuring can disrupt a work environment, work flow or team that you’ve grown to love and become accustomed to. Though you can decide what this means for you, if you’re feeling uncomfortable and like your previously stable job is becoming unsteady, it wouldn’t hurt to update your resume and see what’s out there.
You’ve Communicated Your Needs and They’re Not Being Heard
If you’ve communicated your needs to your employer and they deny them time and time again, it might be time to explore other opportunities that will listen to your needs.
Management Gives Unrealistic Expectations
Working underneath a manager that gives unrealistic expectations is not only stressful but sets the employee up for failure. If you find yourself working underneath a manager that’s constantly giving unrealistic expectations, even after discussing and setting expectations, it may be in your best interest to explore new opportunities.
Your Promotion Has Been Denied Multiple Times
Employees need to know and understand that they’re valuable, and if your employer doesn’t competitively show that, there are plenty of companies out there that will see your worth and compensate you appropriately for that.