How do you know when it is time to change jobs?

Over the past 20 years, we have worked with a bazillion people who were let go from jobs and I bet 80% of them said to me at some point some form of “I should have left awhile ago” or “I am relieved. I have known it was time to move on, but haven’t had the courage”. Bet you have felt the same way at least once in your career. It fascinates me as to why we stay stuck till someone else gives us a kick in the seat of the pants. Human nature, I guess.

Here are some “self-check” tips to help you take a look at your own situation:

  • You are not as engaged or as motivated as you used to be. If you think no one else notices, you are wrong.
  • You dread Monday more than usual, and every day, you find yourself counting down the hours/ minutes until you can leave. Again, this does not go unnoticed.
  • On Sunday your stomach knots up, or you become irritable because you know Monday is almost here. How does that impact your personal relationships?
  • You feel stagnant or stuck. You’d do something different in a heartbeat- if only you know what that was.

Can you change your situation in your current job, or with your current employer? Have you tried? Don’t play the victim as way too many peeps do. If you are unhappy with your situation, change it! It’s called YOUR career for a reason.