Signs It Might Be Time to Change Jobs

So how do you know when it’s time to make a change? While there are all sorts of reasons, there are four clear signs it’s time to do something different and worth your attention.

  • The culture or your manager is toxic. If you are suffering from mental, emotional, or any other kind of abuse, it’s time to make a change as soon as you are able to do so.
  • You aren’t learning. A clear sign that it’s time to make a change is when you can say to yourself, I can do this job with my eyes closed. You’re no longer learning anything new; you’re no longer challenged; you’re simply going through the motions.
  • There’s no clear path forward. If you are someone who is driven by ambition, by the climb, and you can’t see opportunities to advance where you are, then it’s time to make a change.
  • You want to do something different. Finally, you might just want something different. You might want to try a new field or a new role. You might have discovered a new passion or rediscovered one you had buried.