Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job
The end of the year often brings a lot of self-reflection. It’s a great time to look back at year and the goals you did (or didn’t) reach. Did you make that big promotion? Did you save enough for that new car? Or did you find that you didn’t quite have the year you imagined? As you reflect are you finding you’re ready to make some changes? Does this include a new job? Forbes.com came out with a list of undeniable reasons you know it’s time to quit.
Their First reason to leave a job is that you’re unhappy every day.
When you reflect on your year are you finding you spent most time at work unhappy? If so, it might be time to start looking to start your new year with a new job.
The second reason they mention is the culture.
Do you genuinely like your company and the people you work with? Do you feel valued by the organization and want to work for their cause? If the answer is no, it’s time to leave.
Reason three is that you’re finding the skills you were hired to use aren’t what you’re good at or even enjoy using.
If you’re great at event planning but stuck doing data spreadsheets, maybe it’s time to take your skills to a new company.
Reason four is you are searching and feel like you’re meant for something else.
f you have a gut feeling this isn’t what you’re meant to do, listen to it. Follow that feeling and see where it can take you.
Reason five goes back to simple human nature, does doing this work make you feel purpose?
Are you genuinely invested into the outcome of what you are doing, or are you just going through the motions of the day to day?
As you reflect on your year at work take into account all of these factors and think about how it would feel to stay another year doing the same thing. If the thought of that makes you cringe, it’s time to switch things up. Take a minute to think about your goals for 2020 (or even to set a few). Think of where you want to be a year from now and what the first step to get there is.