Posted in Job Search Advice 5 months ago

Is it time to start looking for a new job?

Your goals and interests naturally change over time, but how do you know if you’re ready to change jobs? 

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Even if you have enjoyed your current role and have built great relationships with your colleagues. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t want to branch out and try something new. Here below are a few indicators that it may be time for you to make your next move.

 1. Your current skills don’t match up to your personal interests

Sometimes people get hired for things they’re really good at but don’t necessarily like doing it. Perhaps your skilled in front end sales but would prefer to be in marketing. Perhaps your great at being a PA but you’d prefer to be out meeting clients instead of being office based.

Its not always easy to make it happen, its natural to want to match your personal interests with your career activity – an insight Lloyd may can offer to this that we are all experts of our fields and if your wanting a change into a different part of the property business we can advise and help map it out for you.

2. Company model & Values

When your first begin working at your current job it seemed full of endless possibilities, and you couldn’t wait to be key factor of the company. But recently you’ve noticed a change in the office, and your belief or confidence in the organisation isn’t what is once was.

Perhaps the company has merged with different company, and the strategic decisions and change doesn’t sit well with you? Perhaps a management reshuffle has not been a change for the better in your view? Or perhaps it’s just your own thinking has evolved, and your starting to feel the company’s values don’t align closely with you anymore?

3. Clock watching

Finding yourself counting down the hours until you can log off, even tempted to take on the minimum work load. Rather than look for opportunities to go the extra mile at work. 

Everyone deserves to work in job they feel enthusiastic about doing that keeps them eager and motivated. It can be several factors that are making you feel unmotivated; it may be that your job doesn’t stretch you anymore, or your current employer hasn’t mapped up a development plan for you.

 4. Opinions & Contributions

Do you feel that your opinions and contributions sometimes go un-noticed? You may find you have been overlooked promotions or important projects. Perhaps the relationships within your ream aren’t as cordial or collaborative as they used to be. It’s important for the team dynamic to be right, as you spend a significant proportion of your time every week working with them.

It’s vital to feel that you are a valued member and the atmosphere is friendly, productive and encouraging. If you’ve done everything you can do to improve the dynamic but things still don’t feel right, it might be worth to start looking into a new options, where you feel can make a real difference.

5. You’ve just grown out of your current role

Sometimes it can be hard to accept that your current role – is just not substantial enough for your anymore. But staying in role that you’ve grown out of, out of a sense of loyalty or hesitation to change, could become a demotivating experience in the longer term.

You’ve developed skills and experience over time, and you’re ready for a new challenge. Some companies may just not have the resources or business case to be able to develop you to the next stage, and sometimes what your career need is the sort of step change that only a job switch can really provide. 

For more career advice, and details on current opportunities get in touch with the Lloyd May team.

T: +44 (0)20 3709 5080 E: info@lloydmay.com 

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