3 Legitimate Reasons to Leave a Job

June 26, 2018

Career Advice

Deciding to leave is hard. It means you’re headed into an exhausting job search and starting on a journey into the unknown–after all, what if it doesn’t work out? But sometimes you need a little shove to help you realize that yes, it’s okay to move on from this position. No more excuses. It’s time. Here are a few of those reasons.

  1. You’re not learning anything anymore.
    When you’re not growing, that’s not good. Even a job that you’ve held for five years can teach you something new if you’re working on new projects or with new people. But if you’ve had the same daily grind in and out for two years, it’s time to look elsewhere. You don’t want to stagnate.
  2. There’s no opportunity for promotion.
    Do you feel stuck in your career trajectory? Are your counterparts at other organizations passing you by? Some organizations don’t have the budget or the opportunities to meet everyone’s dreams. Keep gaining those skills and building up your resume, but know that the promotion won’t come until you leave.
  3. It’s affecting your home life.
    It could be stress, dread, too much responsibility, a long commute, a bad boss…the list goes on. If your work life is ruining your home life, it’s time to reassess. Now. Sometimes things get better, but not always. Stop waiting. The “Sunday Scaries” should not be a weekly issue. Be proactive and take control of your career.

Image via deargdoom57/Flickr.

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