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5 signs that it's time to leave your job


You don’t need me to tell you when it’s time to leave your job as you know deep down, when things aren’t right. Sometimes though it’s worth paying attention to the following five areas. If you’ve got more than three of them, then it is time to reassess what you are doing with your life.


· Your current role does not play to your strengths. Have you ever sat down and really thought about the value that only you can bring to an organisation. Something that you love to do and are particularly good at? If you spend some time thinking about that and then compare it to your current job – if there’s a match then great, if not, it’s a big indicator that there are better things out there for you.


· You have lost respect for either your boss or the company as a whole. Respect and values go hand in hand and if these have been violated then it’s only a matter of time before you simply have to move on.


· You spend a disproportionate amount of time moaning and complaining about your job. The easy thing to do is to carry on. It takes courage to make changes so if you keep catching yourself complaining about your job you need to ask yourself either a) is it something within my control to influence and if it is, do something about it, b) is it worth it to be complaining about your job to such an extent or c) what are gaining from positively and negatively from complaining?


· Stress has an effect on our bodies and sooner or later it will have an effect on our health. If ever I am worried about something, first I get stomach ache – it’s my bodies way of telling me that something’s not right. My subconscious knows it, it just has to get the message through to my conscious brain so I can act on it and get myself into a better position.


· And lastly, you are reading this article. Be honest with yourself, only you can decide what is right for you. If you’ve said no to all of the above then great – if you’ve read to the end of this page then you are still looking to see if I come up with any other points which resonate with you. Stop procrastinating and do something about it!


Don’t just take my word for it, take a look at this article for more info on changing careers: https://www.forbes.com/sites/josephliu/2019/04/02/successfully-change-careers/?sh=656fe767525c.




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