Over the course of a career, we all have days that we might rather stay in bed than go to work. We all have to perform tasks we don’t enjoy now and then. And we all encounter colleagues, supervisors, or clients we don’t always get along with. But when your feelings about your job are more negative than positive on a daily basis, then maybe your current position isn’t right for you anymore.
However, as Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic points out in his Harvard Business Review article “5 Signs It’s Time for a New Job,” many people make the mistake of letting emotional factors drive their decision to make a career change and end up disappointed. To avoid this, you need to rationally evaluate what you like and don’t like about your current position; then assess whether it’s necessary to leave your employer in order to improve the situation.
Ask yourself the following questions to decide whether it’s time to look for another job:
Leaving your job is an important decision that should be based on rational evaluation of your current situation and your desired career path. By asking yourself these five questions, you can objectively assess whether a career change is the right choice or whether your current position still offers enough value to your professional development.
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