Knowing when to leave your job is almost as important as getting the job in the first place. And, certainly at the beginning, there is great optimism that the new employee and employer are going to have a long and flourishing relationship. However things don’t always work out that way and there’s no shame in acknowledging this either. Better to know when it is time to leave your job, assuming you know there is nothing that can be done to resolve the situation, than to let things deteriorate and turn sour.
Self-awareness and an ability to recognise how you perform in your role is very important. People often become disengaged with their work and find themselves going through the motions, living for the weekends and summer holiday.
To avoid this happening to you, reflect on your current situation at work and think about how you really feel, and have felt over the last 6 months. Be honest with yourself. Write down what you like and don’t like about your current situation. See which list is longer and rate how important each of those aspects are to you.
In an ideal world you’ll have nothing to complain about. You have a manager who listens to you and supports your development, and you enjoy your daily responsibilities. You feel valued and respected among your peers and you can see yourself growing with the organisation. If on the other hand you have an endless list of tasks to get through, you haven’t met with your manager in over a month and feel undervalued, stressed or bored, it might be time to, regain control and make a change. If you’d like support in realising this change, please get in touch with us to see how we can help: http://peakperformancecareermanagement.com/contact