Professionals in the workforce are experiencing a security that the business sector has not felt for over a decade. The unemployment rate is down to record lows, business is expanding in multiple industries (especially in mining, healthcare, and financial institutions), and there is a buzz of excitement in the air of prosperity.
Companies are releasing hiring freezes and investing again in the economy. The ‘average’ person is lightening up on the purse strings just a little bit. As a consequence, many are comfortable in their current jobs and think it’s time to relax and enjoy the ride.
However, in times like these, many fail to recognize the exit signs. In the ever-changing world of business, it is important to recognize when it’s time to take the next step in your career.
Is it time for you to take the plunge?
If you’re picking up on any of these 3 signs in your current role, you’ve probably waited too long to make a change.
- Is leadership changing rapidly or do you find yourself under different management often?
- Are key parts of the organization downsizing or outsourcing?
- Does your performance meet expectation, while the company’s promises or commitments fail?
It is always easier to make a transition before your new boss decides you are no longer needed. Are there rumors that your department is being relocated to another city? Or are you frustrated about never actually receiving that promised bonus (despite accomplishing all your goals)? These may be signs that it’s time to pursue other job opportunities.
If one of these signs are evident within your company, be sure to not take them lightly. While you are gainfully employed, passively start looking for other opportunities and contact your recruiter to start a confidential search.