A wise man once said, “The only thing that is constant is change.” This statement holds true for almost everything in life, your job too. Sadly, there are many professionals who remain in complete denial because they’re too frightened to change their job and start all over again. There are clear signs that they need to switch jobs or career paths but they don’t heed the signs until the crisis hits and they are forced to consider a new direction at the very last moment.
Are you confused about where you’re going with your job? On the fence about quitting or staying? If you’re working 45 hours a week and still do not see yourself putting in all your strengths, you’re bound to feel unsatisfied with your job.
You might need to take a step back and reevaluate your decisions. Here are five clear signs that you should leave your job or change your career path:
You can’t line your goals with the company’s mission:
It’s very difficult to work at your company for eight hours a day, five days a week if the company’s values don’t line up with your values!
You’re never happy with the work:
Though it may sound cliched, if you don’t wake up everyday looking forward to whatever you’re going to do, it’s just not worth it!
Your company is not invested in you:
Employee engagement matters a lot. If you’re emotionally connected to the mission of the company, both you and the company progress together. If your company doesn’t give two hoots about your engagement and isn’t making you feel like you’re progressing, you’re better off working elsewhere!
Clash with leads/seniors:
You never seem to agree with the directions your seniors give you. Either of the parties can be at fault here, but if you’re unhappy with the leads and nothing seems to be changing, you might want to look for other jobs.
You don’t feel you’re learning/growing:
If you feel like you’re stagnant and there’s no progress in terms of professional and personal growth, you need to quit your job!