12 signs it’s time to look for a new job
What do you look for in a cloud & IT infrastructure career position?
Productive working atmosphere?
Strong company structure?
Personal progression opportunities?
All of the above?
Whatever it is, you know what you want in your current and future positions. But what happens when things begin to go downhill?
There are a whole host of indicators to point out a decline in your work satisfaction, which if left to develop can create issues in other parts of your life.
How can you know when it’s time to move on?
Here’s what to look out for:
Signs it’s time to look for a new job
- You’re always bored
- You aren’t getting feedback on your work
- The best talent is leaving the business
- There’s nowhere to grow in your role
- Your manager changes frequently
- You’re stuck in a toxic workplace
- You’re not treated like an individual
- The company is falling apart
- You’re already thinking of getting a new job
- Your job negatively rules your life
- Your health has been affected
- You dread Mondays
You’re always bored
There are ups and downs in terms of pace in everyone’s life. A slowdown in work will affect your well-being when chronic boredom sets in. You don’t feel challenged by the tasks in front of you, leaving your career to stagnate and feeling as if you’re going nowhere.
You may have even asked your manager for more interesting tasks. If these haven’t come your way, it’s time to find a new role. Finding a new job is the best way of escaping the cycle of boredom if there appears to be no end in sight.
You aren’t getting feedback on your work
You don’t need your backside kissed by your manager whenever you make a decent cup of tea, but it’s not just praise you’re lacking from your superiors. No criticism, thanks or celebrations will help contribute to your work stagnation.
How can you improve without feedback? How can you know your work is contributing in a positive way towards the business?
If your manager and higher-ups aren’t letting you know, it’s time to go.
The best talent is leaving the business
You know what’s what in cloud computing and IT infrastructure, and you know who’s who in your business.
The thing about good people at struggling businesses is that they are offered more interesting roles with bigger salaries at growing and established IT solutions providers.
On the face of it this is bad for you; talent leaving the business means more of the same work for you.
But this is a positive warning sign for you to begin looking for a new role.
Where have they gone? Which specialist recruitment consultancy did they work with to find this new role?
If you ask them these questions, you can find yourself a great new role in a growing business to continue your career progression.
There’s nowhere to grow in your role
As an ambitious professional, you’re always looking for ways to grow your role, increasing your earning potential and specialist cloud & IT infrastructure knowledge.
How can you advance your career if there’s nowhere for your role to grow into?
Staying focused in your role and wider career is strengthened by having clear markers for which to aim, such as certifications, training, scale and quality of projects, and ultimately your salary, bonus and other monetary factors.
If your current employer isn’t giving you room to grow, it might be time to go.
Your manager changes frequently
She used to be your manager, you knew where you and the organisation stood. A few months later you’re reporting into someone new. Then a few months later, yet another new manager.
It may seem ridiculous but it’s far more common than you would think.
If your business is restructuring this often, it would point towards an unstable management structure. Chaos at the top affects employees greatly in their ability to perform at their best, and if you’re being held back your career stagnates.
You’re stuck in a toxic workplace
As passionate, career-minded cloud & IT infrastructure professionals, situations in the workplace can sometimes become heated and tense.
Conflict is common in all workplaces and isn’t necessarily something to be squashed.
However, if this conflict is personal and consistent, it’s better for your well-being and career prospects to think about making a move into a new role.
If a toxic environment is weighing down on you, you will never perform at your best.
The actions and comments of a few employees can be dealt with, however if it’s wider organisational issue which is stopping you reaching your full potential, it’s time to get out.
You’re not treated like an individual
One of the reasons you joined this company in the first place was to be a part of the team.
Even so, no one wants to feel like just a face in the crowd.
What you bring individually to a team isn’t just the reason you’re paid, but also part of what gets you up in the morning.
If you’re feeling underappreciated by your current employers, how are you going to remain motivated to push ahead and do the best work for yourself and the business?
If you’ve got key skills in cloud & IT infrastructure, there are a raft of great IT solutions providers which will appreciate your presence in the team.
The company is falling apart
Layoffs, redundancies, talent leaving, contracts falling by the wayside, a sharp fall in business; if the business is tanking, it’s time to jump off the sinking ship.
All companies have their ups and downs, by a sharp, consistent decline is a key indicator that it’s time to take your skills and effort elsewhere.
You’re already thinking about a new job
It’s always good to be open to listening to a new opportunity.
If you’re happy, it will ensure you know you love where you are and what you do.
But if you’re already thinking about how you might look in a new business, it might point to further underlying issues you haven’t noticed.
There’s probably a reason you’re looking after all!
Your job negatively rules your life
We’re all different.
Some people love taking their job home with them, their career becoming a crucial element of their lives.
What happens, however, when it begins to affect your family, friends and social life?
You may find yourself complaining about your job, your colleagues or your work environment to those closest to you.
If this is you, it’s time to take a step back and think about the root cause. Is it something which can be dealt with? Can you talk to your manager about the situation?
No? For the sake of your well-being and career advancement, a new role would allow you a fresh start to approach your work from a positive angle.
Your health has been affected
The most worrying indicator is what negative experiences at work can do to your health.
Stress can lead to a whole host of health issues, including brain and heart issues, digestive issues, depression, as well as potentially leading to other psychological issues which affect all aspects of your life.
If you’ve had changes in your eating habits, sleeping or you’re feeling generally under the weather, it might be an indication that the stress of your current job is affecting more than just your career.
You dread Mondays
Monday’s are always difficult after a lazy Sunday.
However there’s a huge difference between that and dreading going into the office.
If you wake up and commute to work feeling anxious about the week ahead, your colleagues, work environment and your work tasks, you need to consider what you can do to address the situation.
If your productivity has taken a hit, why stand still and let it happen?
Take control, and begin your search for a new cloud & IT infrastructure role in a leading IT solutions provider today.
If you’re an IT Solutions Provider looking to grow your teams to meet your business goals and objectives, the best way to achieve your hiring needs is by working with a specialist recruitment consultancy geared towards sourcing the best cloud & IT infrastructure candidates on the market.
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