It’s always important to evaluate your status at your current place of employment. As a business professional constantly striving for the best qualifications to add to their resume, we want to be aware of when a current position is becoming burdening for any chance at further advancement.
The Bad: You’re Unhappy
Sometimes you find yourself in a position where the job you have is draining on all aspects. You find days where you want to use any given excuse to skip out on work and are negligent when at the office. It’s critical to self-assess to ensure continuous development in your professional skills and confidence to succeed in the future.
Whatever the reason- clash with the company culture, unhappiness with your team, your lax supervisor, or extreme workload, can have a great effect on your personal life as well. If your attempts to regulate these situations fail, don’t be afraid to look into other options if you feel that your current place of employment is hindering your professional momentum.
The Good: A Newer (and Better) Opportunity Has Arisen
Ever so often, you’ll find an opportunity for your dream job is available. Don’t let the fear of failure or loyalty to the company you are working with interfere. Go for it! Remind yourself that you owe it to yourself to constantly strive for more and steadily advance in your career.
Take the time to assess both positions, what is it about each company, culture, or what part of the job description incites you to stay or leave for? By taking the time to evaluate, you can go into your chosen position with the utmost amount of confidence.
The In-Between: You Aren’t Challenged to Further Develop Your Career
Once again, your professional development is crucial to your career path. Though you may love your professional environment, if the position isn’t constantly challenging you to learn more, it may be time to look into other positions.
Now before you hand in your resignation letter, ask your supervisor if there are any opportunities for you to work on different projects to gain new insight, networks, or skills. Ask for chances to attend conferences or receive mentorships from other seasoned employees within the company. If and only if none of the options are available to you, it may be time for a change in place of employment.