11 September 2014
Are you unhappy with your job? Do you find yourself feeling unmotivated to get out of bed in the morning because you dread going to work? If so, you’re certainly not alone! According to a study conducted by Gallup World on the State of the Global Workplace, 63% of employees worldwide are “not engaged” with their jobs meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to make an active effort in company goals or outcomes. In addition, 24% of employees worldwide are “actively disengaged” or unhappy and unproductive at work. If you find yourself in one of the two categories mentioned above, you may want to evaluate your current employment situation and figure out if it’s time to start thinking about leaving your job. But how do you know when it’s time? Here are 4 signs that it may be time to leave your job: You lack motivation and passion for your job Your motivation and passion for your work is what will fuel your career and push you towards advancement. Without it, there is no real desire to perform to the best of your ability, which may result in unproductive days and subpar work. If you find yourself lacking excitement about your work, we recommend finding new ways to rekindle your passion for your job; otherwise it may be time to think of new career opportunities. You don’t believe in your work anymore Working for a company whose goals and ethics are not in line with your own can be extremely frustrating. In order to produce results and succeed, you really need to believe that your company is making some type of difference, whether that means helping others or making industry strides. Working towards something that you don’t believe in is not only difficult, but aggravating as well – leading to a very unfulfilling experience. You’re not being challenged Not feeling challenged can be very detrimental to your career because it makes it very easy to become complacent in your role. On the other hand, going into work knowing that you have challenges to face and problems to solve may motivate you to keep pushing yourself to learn more about the industry and acquire new skills. Without any challenges, your growth becomes stagnant. There’s no room for growth At some point in your career, you may hit a wall where there is no longer room for growth at your current employer. Once that happens and you stop learning and advancing, it’s time to leave. Why? Without any opportunities to grow, you may lose motivation to excel and keep up-to-date with new industry demands and skills. While it is okay to be comfortable at your job, it’s never a good idea to get to a point where there is no real challenge and hardly any opportunities for professional development. You never know when you’ll have to look for a new job, so it’s important to keep your skills and experience up-to-date!