What if the grass isn’t greener- Knowing when you should or shouldn’t leave your current job for pastures new

What if the grass isn’t greener- Knowing when you should or shouldn’t leave your current job for pastures new

We’ve all been there at some point, to stay or go? Knowing when you should or shouldn’t leave your current job for pastures new can be a tough one. Is the grass always greener? If you stay put will you always wonder what if? When and how you change your job can either fast-track or blight hinder your career.

Take a look at the five signs we think might signal that it’s time to say goodbye

No room for growth

If there is no path for promotion or growth within your organisation (and this is important to you) you may have to look at other employment options. It is always worth discussing with your manager though, you may not be aware of any future plans or developments which may be made to accommodate your ambition.

You’ve grown ‘tired’ of the role  

If you are clock watching and can’t wait to escape each day, it might be time for a change. Do you long for a job you are excited about? Is there something that can be addressed in your current company to bring the interest back?

Monday morning dread

Do you get the Sunday night blues? Life’s too short to waste the weekend in dread of Monday morning. The antidote to Sunday night blues? Use the time to polish your CV, search for new job opportunities and update your LinkedIn profile.

Talking about your job is never done with a smile

When you talk about your job, it’s always with a sigh or a moan, if your discontent is noticeable to friends and family it’s really time to address the situation. Vent to family and friends and listen to what they have to say, they could help you uncover why you are unhappy in your job or offer encouragement to try something new.

It’s not where your heart is

If you are consistently thinking about another direction or industry, be realistic and look into your options. Life is too short to have regrets.

Before you take the leap

Spend some time figuring out what makes you tick, what would make you want to get up in the morning?  It might be great colleagues, recognition or simply more money. Are you bored? Just want a salary increase? That could be easier to fix than you realise, you don’t know if you don’t ask. The best way to resolve your career rut is to start with your current employer, engage in conversation and address your current concerns, it could be as simple as that to get your career back on track again and if not come and speak to us!


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