When It Is Time To Leave Your Job
February 24th, 2011 · 12 Comments
Regardless of how unhappy they are, people are always afraid to move jobs. Though the odds of success may be higher at another company, it is the uncertainty that clouds their judgment.
I have seen candidates wait out an impending lay-off just to keep some glimmer of hope that it may not come. If you work hard enough and become very good at what you do, you should feel comfortable moving to another company. It’s worth the risk, if you make an educated, carefully considered decision.
Below, you will find some signs that it is time to jump ship and pursue a career at another company where you can excel.
YOUR JOB FOCUSES ON ALL OF YOUR WEAKNESSES
There are certain facets of business that some people are not effective at doing for the sole reason that they don’t like doing those things. For me, it’s numbers. Even though I had a minor in accounting, I can’t stand looking at them nor do I waste my time with them.
Good managers take their team and divide tasks according to each person’s strengths. This is all well and good, but the problem is that there are not many good managers.
If your boss is not implementing this sort of strategy and you find yourself waking up in the morning in agony, then it’s time to leave.
GETTING A PROMOTION SEEMS YEARS AWAY
Personally, I don’t like working with large companies nor did I enjoy my short stint in the corporate world before I started my business. The minute a company goes public, they have little loyalty for their employees.
Most firms could care less about the talent that lies within the company. Sadly, some firms refer to people as human capital. Large companies have to produce in 90-day clips.
They have to increase numbers from the last quarter and many of the executives are too busy being stressed by this. The outcome is that they don’t care to spend 10 minutes with you. Corporations are not in the business of making you rich.
If you have this feeling and don’t see much of a future within the firm, leave.
YOUR COWORKERS ARE CREATING AN ATMOSPHERE THAT IS NOT CONDUCIVE TO SUCCESS
My applicants who come from the financial sector have miserable stories about their co-workers. I’ve been told by a plethora of people that there are drugs being used, and the worse part about is that this is the norm; the financial-related applicants tend to describe such illegal and dangerous situations with a blasé attitude.
The people around you can have a tremendous impact on how you behave at work and how complacent you may get, sensational stories about office drug use aside. If the attitude is one that gives the message of, “I don’t feel like doing it,” take the risk, leave the firm and find a company that has ambitious people within.
INCOMING BUSINESS IS SCREECHING TO A HALT
The moment the phones die, your career begins to deteriorate. Cold-call all you want, but it’s still not going to do any good. The determination as to whether to stay at your company comes down to incoming business. If the phones go silent, don’t think that you have this undying loyalty to the business owner.
It’s business. Leave and get a new job at a better company.
This is a guest post. About the author:
Ken Sundheim was the founder is the acting President of KAS Placement. KAS KAS Placement Recruitersdoes executive search for companies ranging from BNY Mellon to smaller, start-up organizations. The agencyRecruiters New York City was founded by Ken from a studio apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. KAS Recruiters Washington DC KAS Placement also has 2 new businesses ready to launch this year. Ken and his wife, Alison, live on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
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