If you have been thinking about making a career change, the beginning of a new year can be the perfect time. Today’s job market is extremely competitive, so before you make the move, take a look around and ask yourself if now is the right moment to look for something new.
Let’s consider four signs you should find a new job in 2016:
1) Job Satisfaction
Perhaps you deal with boredom instead of stress – or maybe you’ve been wondering whether your industry is “really” for you. Before you make a move, narrow things down and get a better understanding of why you’re unhappy. Is it your job responsibilities? Co-Workers? Environment? Once you’ve identified what is causing your dissatisfaction, ask yourself: “Are these things I can change in my current role? Or do I need something new?”
2) Opportunity for Advancement
Depending on the company you work for, room for advancement may not be available. This could be because of the size of the organization, the current workforce or a predetermined succession plan. If you see this as a road block, maybe it’s time to look for another opportunity.
Every business has its own culture. People who are highly successful in one culture might find themselves floundering in another. Many job seekers today are placing more value on the workplace culture when they are considering a new role. If this is an element of your job that you place importance on and the culture at your current workplace isn’t right for you, maybe it’s time to make a change.
4) Training and Leadership
Being in an entry level or intermediate role in a company requires training opportunities and strong leadership to learn from. If you feel you aren’t being given the opportunity to learn and educate yourself in your field, or that you don’t have strong leaders to learn from, maybe it’s time to start looking around for a company that offers this to its employees.
Everyone changes careers a few times during their life. If you feel something isn’t right, make your move in 2016.