Our consultants at Talentedge meet hundreds of candidates every year that are looking to leave their current role. Many of them have left it so long before they make the decision to actively search for a new job that they are now desperate – and that limits their options and colours their decision making.
Knowing the signs that it’s time to move on means you can approach your search in a more considered way, and find the ideal role rather than just any role.
Just like a bad boyfriend/girlfriend, bosses who keep breaking promises will probably carry on breaking promises. If you have been promised pay rises, promotions or a change in role that never happens and you don’t get a good reason as to why not – then maybe it’s time to break-up.
You’re bored and unchallenged
Sometimes you hit a career ceiling. It may be that it’s a small business and there is no vacant position to move up to or you work in company with a rigid structure and a backward view on employee development or that you are so good at your job that management don’t want to move you. If your skills and experience means you are ready for a new challenge then staying where you are is wasted career time.
You hate EVERYTHING about work
Can you remember that relationship where after a while the person you were dating annoyed you no matter what they did and even the smallest thing sent you into a spin ? The likelihood is you broke up soon after that. It can be much the same at work. If you find yourself grinding your teeth you need to pinpoint why you are so unhappy, but chances are it’s time to find something new.
Family & Friends have become strangers
In most accounting roles there are busy periods when you need to spend much longer at work. However if really long days have become the norm and you feel your life/health is being negatively impacted then it’s time to think about your wellbeing and if it would be improved by a job which allows for some personal life in the week
You know they want you to go
If there are strong signs that your employer is going to ask you to leave the company soon and the situation can’t be rectified then it’s time to start looking NOW – you might not find a job before the final goodbye but at least you will have started the process by writing your CV and registering with agencies or applying directly to companies.
If you have decided it’s time to start your search for a new role, get in touch with us on 020 3879 9700 and check out our current positions at https://www.talentedge.co.uk/jobs/