When should I Start Looking for New Job Opportunities?
- March 4, 2019
- Posted by: Victor Sonde
- Category: Blog
Why should anyone who has a job be looking for a new job? Why would I want to leave my tastefully furnished office, supportive colleagues and even my good pay?
Being in a job can provide some form of security and a false feeling of freedom that the next paycheck will soon be received but the question is: when should I start looking for new job opportunities?
First off, in my view this is nothing to do with being a Business Analyst, it can apply to any job or professional/ career relationship.
Here’s a quick snag list that you should be on the lookout for your next role:
- You’re not happy where you are
- Your sleep patterns are disrupted with worries about your job
- You are consuming alcohol, sugar or drugs to escape your problems
- You dread Mondays or have trouble waking up for work each morning
- You’re less productive at work or just don’t have passion or interest
- You’re always arguing with your colleagues or manager
- The company is bleeding talent
- The company is a toxic workplace
- You suspect something unethical going on … e.g. Wonga 🤦♂
- You’re not treated like an individual
- Plenty layoffs
- People stop talking to you 🤣
- You need a new challenge ✊
- Your take home no longer takes you home
- Your boss undermines your work 😡
- They pass you for a promotion
- There are limited opportunities to learn new skills
- Lack of mentoring … 🤔🤔🤔
- Your friends and family are begging to quit … 🤯🤯🤯
- You know you will be fired 🤷♂
In summary, seek career from an experienced person in a similar career or ask a mentor ✅