Seven signs you're ready to move on from your current role

Making the decision to move on from your job is never easy. Whether you’ve been there for years, or you’re relatively new to the company, it’s never easy to take on the daunting task of looking for a new role. However, if you’re a skilled professional seeking an opportunity that offers you more purpose, there’s a range of inspiring and satisfying positions available, and the team at Real are here to help you every step of the way. We took a look at some of the key signs that could suggest it’s time for you to seriously start re-considering your options.

1. You don’t have a healthy work-life balance

You work to live, you don’t live to work. While most jobs will involve the occasional late night in the office, if you’re constantly starting work at seven in the morning, and not leaving until eight at night, it’s time to re-evaluate. At Real, we have numerous jobs available that offer a variety of flexible working options, and can find a job that has the right package for you.

2. You feel underpaid

This one's obvious; you work hard so you can enjoy a lifestyle you deserve. And if you don’t feel you’re being paid fairly, it’s time to look elsewhere and find a company that will value your worth. We can give you access to a range of positions with competitive salaries across IT, Life Sciences, and Public Sector.

3. There’s no room for progression

There’s nothing worse than feeling stuck in a job with no room to grow, and according to Gallup, the biggest reason people leave their job is due to a lack of opportunities for progression. Staying in a job for too long with no development isn’t only de-motivating and uninspiring, it can also leave hiring managers questioning your credibility. Perhaps you’re seeing others moving on around you? Or, more worryingly, is there a distinct lack of progression within your team? If alarm bells are ringing, it’s probably find a role that will offer what you’re looking for.

4. Your commute is getting to you

Is your journey to work every morning a logistical nightmare? Maybe it’s time to look for a position closer to home. Time and money spent on commuting can really eat into your personal time, and research suggests that lengthy commutes lead to mental health and stress related issues. Starting your day on a stressful note is far from ideal, if this is the case, why not start to re-address your situation?

5. You don’t fit in with your company

Some people go to work, do their job, and go home. And that’s fine. But do you ever find yourself wanting more? Or wishing you shared similar values to your organisation? If so, maybe the culture of your company isn’t right for you. At Real, our consultants work hard to learn as much as possible about you. This allows us to not just to match you with the right job, but to find a company and team that share your values.

6. You’ve stopped developing

For ambitious professionals, personal growth and development is extremely important. If you feel like you’ve learned everything you can within your role, then it’s probably time to move on. Your job should challenge, motivate, and offer you the opportunity to continuously learn new skills. At Real, we have a range of roles available with companies of all sizes that offer a variety of development programmes to ensure you’re constantly learning, and getting something extra out of your job.

7. Gut feeling

When all is said and done, if the time has come to move on – you’ll know. Just as there’s no perfect timing, there’s no right or wrong reason for quitting your job. You know yourself better than anyone else. And if you’re ready to go, we’re here for you.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to make a move, Real are here to help you on your journey. Our dedicated consultants are on hand to offer personalised advice, and work in partnership with all candidates we place. By gaining a comprehensive understanding of your needs and desires, we can find a job that offers the career satisfaction you deserve.

Get in touch with our dedicated team today, and step out of your comfort zone to embark upon your new career path.

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