When Do You Know Its Time For A New Job?
Are you feeling in a rut? Wondering if your job is right for you? Or otherwise considering getting a new job? Today we are going to take a look at when it is time to find a new job. This guide is designed to be flexible whether you are looking for federal employment or looking to work in a private job.
A Personal Choice
One of the most important things to consider is that determining whether it is time to look at government jobs on USAjobs (or any other job, for that matter) is a very personal one. There are a lot of factors that come into place and you will have to determine using these, whether it is time for you to find a new job.
How Do You Feel At The End of Your Day?
It is completely normal to end your day tired and feeling like you have done work. What shouldn’t happen is that you feel terrible because of your job or that you hate your day because of your job. If that is happening, it is probably time to get onto USAJobs or another job site and start looking for new jobs.
Your Personal Life Is Suffering
A job isn’t always going to be easy but you should be able to leave your job at work and enjoy your time away from work. If your personal life is suffering, it is time to find a new job. Your job shouldn’t prevent you from spending time with your significant other or from having time to spend with friends.
You Are Seeing Signs of Downsizing
It is true that sometimes downsizing comes with no warning but in most cases you will have some warnings. You will suddenly get a bad performance review when you used to receive outstanding ones, you will be asked to train other people in your job duties, people will start finding things wrong with your daily tasks, etc. When you start to see these signs it is time to begin your job search. You don’t want to be left without a job and it is always best to leave before they can find a reason to fire you.
There is No Room For Growth
No matter where you work, you should have room to grow into a new position. If you find you are working in a job where there is no way for promotion or transfer into a higher position, then you should look for a new job. You want to be able to grow and move up in your career, even if it won’t happen right away.
You Find Yourself in a Toxic Work Environment
Toxic work environments are a lot more common than some people think. In a toxic work environment there are constant and significant conflicts, employees aren’t treated well, and/or a place that is full of workplace stress. Being in one of these environments won’t just hurt your career, it can affect your physical and mental health too. Should you find yourself in one of these jobs, it is time to start looking for a new job.
Retirement plans are something you are going to want to consider when you are looking at whether it is time to find a new job. Have you been at your job accruing a retirement plan? A lot of companies contribute to your retirement plan but you will not be fully vested into the plan until a certain number of years have gone by.
Depending on how much you have in your retirement plan, it might be worth waiting until you have become fully vested.
For those with a pension plan, you may want to wait until you are able to get at least the minimum vestment. With the minimum vestment at least you will be getting a little money throughout your retirement.
Finding a new job, including federal employment, can take a little bit of time but it may just be the right move for you. If more than one of these criteria apply to you, we highly recommend starting your search today. You never know what job you might find out there.
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