How to Know When to Leave Your Job (Quit Your Job)

Hey Ambitious Professionals! It's Linda Raynier of guiding you

to a career and life you'll truly enjoy. And today I'm going to talk to you about

five key signs that it might be time for you to leave your current job or company

and to know whether you're ready to move on to something else

as a career strategist I've had the honour of being able to help numerous

professionals land their dream job offers and so if this is something that

you're interested in working with me one on one I can give you details about that

at the end of this video so you've been at your current job for the last little

while and lately you've been getting an internal nudge within you that perhaps

it's time for you to start looking outside of your organization and that

maybe you want to leave your current job and maybe you're right maybe it's time

for you to leave but just so that you are absolutely sure that it's time for

you to leave here are five key signs that you should look out for sign number

one that you're ready to leave you're not learning anything new this is by far

one of the biggest indicators that it's potentially time for you to leave but

yet some people are very comfortable in being in a role where they know exactly

what they're doing and they're not learning anything new but if you're

watching this video as an ambitious professional I'm pretty sure that you

are likely not one of those people instead not being able to learn

something new is likely only causing boredom and frustration for you every

day at work if you really want to advance your career then learning new

things gaining new experiences working on complex projects aren't only going to

be able to help you to progress your career but it's going to help to keep it

interesting for you so if you haven't learned anything new lately in your job

and you've made efforts to try to gain new experiences work on different

projects and still you're not being offered those opportunities then that is

likely a sign that perhaps you're ready to leave sign number two you regularly

feel drained do you get this slightly unhappy uneasy feeling each morning when

you know you have to get up to go to work and when you're not at work and

you're at home or elsewhere do you get anxiety when you think about having to

go to work the next day or do you feel good about your job and you know that

you're there to make a difference and you sense purpose in what you do if

you're regularly feeling drained from your job then that is bound to have a

negative impact on the rest of your life personally at home and even when I talk

about myself I've said this before and I'll say it again I am the take

person that if I'm not happy with the work that I do then I'm not happy period

and this could be how you feel as well work is a place where you spend the

majority of your weekdays so if you're not happy when you're there for those

eight hours or ten hours however long you're spending then you really got to

reevaluate if it's the right place for you and it's not that we identify

ourselves with our work to the point where it takes over everything but work

does take out a good chunk of our time in our lives and so we want to be happy

in it so really take care of yourself and be honest if you're finding that

you're feeling drained depressed and frustrated then it's a good sign that

it's time to go sign number three you've been in this job for a good amount of

time now the length of time that's considered good is subjective and it

depends on the industry the role and the company that you're in but I'd say if

you have been at your company for several years now and you're feeling

signs one and two then this is also an indicator that it might be a good time

for you to leave and find something better

now if you've only been at your job for several months and you're already

wanting to leave then I would say that you would want to assess yourself with

caution and ask yourself why it is that you're wanting to leave so quickly now

if you've found that this has been a pattern for you where you're leaving

every few months for another position or that you just didn't enjoy the job then

that is an issue because that is going to hinder your opportunities moving

forward of being able to find a full-time position where they'll feel

that you'll actually stay but if this is a one-off situation where you've been

working at other companies in other positions for several years at a time

and now you've landed into a new position that you're really recognizing

is not the right one for you then perhaps it is the right choice for you

to leave especially if you're feeling signs one and two as well now if this is

an opportunity where you're still learning new things and that's likely

the case because it's probably a new position if you've only been there in

the last few months then it's a situation where you should reconsider

leaving and stick it out for a little while longer just so that you can

confirm for yourself that there is absolutely no value add in you staying

there but if you're learning new things you

might as well stick it out a little bit while longer sign number four you know

what your next job looks like and it ain't here if you've been doing your

research you know your value and you know the exact type of job that you can

get with the skills and experiences that you currently possess then those are all

indicators pointing you in the direction of potentially leaving for that type of

opportunity because if you know that that opportunity exists out there but it

doesn't exist in the current company that you're at then it's time for you to

reconsider staying and leave and find something better but do take this piece

of advice that I'm going to share with you if you are going to leave for any

opportunity be very clear on what type of job you want to leave for next be

very clear on what it is that that role is going to provide for you and what

you're able to provide for that role be very clear on what it is that you want

to do next because I have seen so many situations where people don't think it

through they don't think through the next job

that they want to take they just jump to another position because it happens to

be available and they realize that that position is actually worse than the

position that they were in maybe they're doing less than what they were doing

before or they were they're actually at a lower level less more junior than what

they were doing before or the job isn't challenging enough for whatever please

be very clear on what it is that you want to get into next before you make

that move that's going to ensure that you find the right opportunity that

matches exactly what you're looking for my motto is that you should never be

running away from an opportunity it should always be that you're running

towards another better opportunity and finally sign number five you just feel

ready to leave this is just a gut feeling that deep down inside of you you

know that you've been staying in your current company and job for way too long

and that you shouldn't be here anymore the end of the day we all have to go

through change in life and now you recognize that it's time for you to

close this chapter and to start a new one so there you have it those are my

five signs to determine whether or not you're ready to leave your current job

and to move on to something else now if you're someone who's been on this

path of searching for a new job for the last

little while you've been going on interviews but you haven't been getting

job offers and you realize that you need one-on-one professional guidance then

feel free to reach out to me head on over to my website

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