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There are many people out here who pursue a career just because they got a job in a certain field. For some, the chosen field works; for others, it becomes a chore.
But many continue plodding on since they do not have a choice. Some people believe that their persistence will help them overcome difficulties, and since they do not want to be seen as quitters, they hang on.
Unfortunately, there comes a time when we have to take a hard look at our career and decide when to call it quits. Remember, moving away from an unsatisfying job takes more courage than sticking on.
Here are a few signs that tell us that the time has come to pack our bags and say goodbye to the obstacles that stand in our way of career growth.
Are you engaged in your job? If not, it is time to move on. If you are not engaged in your job, it means you are not seeing yourself as a vital part of the organization.
Are you unhappy at work? When we face an unhappy work situation, it affects our physical health and leads to stress. Out here, we see many employees developing the Sunday morning sickness. If this is the case, it’s time to relook at your work environment.
Many people sacrifice their personal life for their career. Excess focus on one’s career puts a great strain on personal relationships, resulting in one having no life outside the office. If this is you, reevaluate your job.
We all have certain goals in life. When what you do does not synchronize with your goals anymore, it is time to move. These signs do not mean that you should call it quits. It just means that you need to have a serious “relook” at what you are doing, and if possible, fix what can be fixed. For all you know, you may end up getting the same signs in your next job.
• Never let work get in the way of your personal relationships
• Before leaving, identify the part of the job that needs to be fixed
• Unhappy work situations lead to stress and affect one’s health
Click on Signs to see how Job-hopping is emerging
Source: C. Sunil Roy, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Senior Manager, Publilink