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10 Signs It’s Time to Switch Your Job

For every professional, a job change can be quite challenging, especially if you are well-settled in your existing profession. However, every career is likely to reach a saturation point at some time. The prospect of a new job or a better opportunity can be always tempting in such scenarios. In this article at CIO, Paul Heltzel talks about 10 indications that tell you it’s time to look out.

But Why?

CIO recently conducted a global survey on 22,000 IBM employees. The majority of respondents said that they switched their job in hope of better prospects even though they didn’t face any major issues in the previous one. Based on these responses, CIO further went on to survey various executives, recruiters and career coaches to identify the major reasons behind a job change. Here are some of the key findings from the study:

Uncertainty in the company:

If your organization is moving in the right direction and gaining good growth, then you should probably stick around. Else, make a move fast.

Highly tempting offer:

Don’t care about short stints in your career as long as you grow intellectually. If you get a highly attractive job offer, grab it and move forward.

Work seems dreadful:

The moment you lose interest in your daily office routine or dread the thought of going to work on a Monday morning, it’s time for you to source better work cultures outside.

Career growth:

If you feel there’s a lack of further growth, promotions or challenging opportunities, then its good for you to switch over.

A bad fit:

Job satisfaction is very essential. Recent studies indicate that about 40 percent employees left because they were unhappy with their jobs.

Lack of motivation:

If the major purpose or attraction why you took up the existing job is missing, then there’s no point in sticking around.

Company’s vision is missing:

The absence of great leaders or management executives with a vision can deprive the employees of a good working experience and innovative learnings. Thus, they are less likely to be engaged with the company and might leave soon.

Obsolete work practices:

Legacy technologies and outdated work practices create a stagnant work culture which is counterproductive and less interesting for people to stay back.

Inadequate support:

It’s time for you to go if your boss or senior doesn’t provide you the right support and opportunity to grow further.

Nothing seems to work:

Once you see everything falling apart and there’s no way you pull back things together, it’s probably time to get going.

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Priyanka Chakraborty

Priyanka Chakraborty is a content specialist, currently a part of CAI Info India. She holds diverse experience in content writing spanning domains like Information Technology, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Content Marketing, Nutrition, Health & Fitness, Photography, Website Design, Career Advancement, etc. In the past, she has worked with the leading job portal of India,, and then moved on to a UK-based online education company, Shaw Academy, before joining CAI India. A writer by day and a reader by night, she loves to explore her creative instincts further in art and painting.

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