Most of us will reach a point in our careers where we wonder what other opportunities may be out there, just waiting for us. But how do you know when it’s time to move on, or rather, move forward, in your career? Here are five signs it might be time for a change:
Your day has become repetitive
An element of predictability is always welcome in any job, it helps you to plan and manage your time in order to work effectively. But repetition of the same tasks day in, day out, may result in low motivation and disinterest. This is a sure sign you may be ready for something more challenging.
You are not learning
Perhaps you have taken advantage of all training and opportunities to up skill offered by your current employer, and while that was invaluable at the time, you have now reached a point where your learning has plateaued. If this is leading you to frustration, it’s time to move.
You want to diversify
Broadening your skill set is something which should always be an option to you at work, and should be actively encouraged by employers. This maintains your interest and reassures you that internal promotions and career progression are a possibility for you. If you feel your skillset is not being added to in your current place of work, you may be right in thinking it’s time to look elsewhere.
Are you adding value?
If you are unsure about the answer to this question, then the answer is no. You should be aware of how the work you do is benefiting the organisation, and how the organisation is rewarding you in return. If this is not happening, it could be that your own interest and motivation is lacking, and you need a fresh challenge.
Your job doesn’t fit with your long-term plan
How do the growth opportunities within your current role fit in with where you would like to be long-term? What are your objectives? If your current job does not help you on your long-term career path, or does not provide a stepping stone to where you would like to be years from now, this may be a good time to see what opportunities out there will offer these benefits.
Changing job to another for better career advancement opportunities is a tough decision. Firstly, you should communicate your ambitions to your manager to see if adjustments can be made to satisfy you. We have blogs to help you:
If you want to show you manager that you are ready for a promotion, you can read our blog here.
Moving up the career ladder and working in places with opportunities for career progression is important to a lot of people in the professions we hire for. Whether its in the hospitality sector or in healthcare, Three Q can help you too join a team that supports career progression and with these tips you have a blueprint to rise up the ranks!
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