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Ways To Know When It’s Time To Find Another Job

Information Week writer Sharon Gaudin interviewed career experts from Challenger Gray & Christmas, a global outplacement firm based in Chicago, and Monster.com, online job posting leader, on the subject of knowing when to look for another job.

Here are the “ways to know when it may be time to move on” with quotes from the Gaudin’s article “5 Ways to Know When It’s Time to Find Another Job“:

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1) Learning Has Stopped or Slowed Considerably

“If you’re no longer learning, the indication is that your time there is over. If you have a really good boss, it can be hard to leave that. But if you’ve learned everything you can from that company and that great boss, you’re not helping yourself by staying.”

2) There are Rumors that Your Company May be Acquired or Merge with Another Company

“Pay attention to the rumor mill when it’s about acquisitions, mergers and layoffs. Mergers and acquisitions are a real red flag that some of you will go, if not all of you.”

3) You Work with a “Toxic” Co-Worker

“If you see a company where people are not held accountable for things they do, both good and bad, you shouldn’t stay, they might as well not be giving you a computer because they’re not helping you do your job.”

4) You Have a Bad Relationship with Your Boss

” [If the relationship with your boss] is [not] solid at its core…you’re just not going to be in a position to get good raises, promotions and challenging and interesting work. If you feel like your job is at risk and you may be let go, instead of fearing and avoiding it, be proactive about looking…don’t wait.”

5) You are Underpaid and Overworked

“Many people took a job that paid less than they wanted but they just wanted a paycheck…if you’ve stayed with an employer for four or five years, you’ll probably find that you’re underpaid.” Suggested is going online and check out various salary surveys, looking specifically at your job level and geographical region.

5 Ways to Know When It’s Time to Find Another Job. [Information Week – Sharon Gaudin]

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Job Hopping Your Way to Career Success

To accelerate your rise to the top of your profession consider job hopping from company to company asking for more responsibility and money at each leap. “Companies are looking for people who have broad experiences and people who can capture knowledge, absorb it quickly and advance into other positions,” writes Curtis Crawford author of “Corporate Rise: The X Principles of Extreme Personal Leadership.”

Crawford also recommends:

  • Identify what you want to do. Develop a comprehensive personal career plan and review it with your supervisor. Articulate what you want to accomplish and where you want to be.
  • Develop a relationship with your supervisor and his or her boss. “You’re living in the dark if you believe you can advance without your boss,” says Crawford. “People who have high aspirations should not be ashamed to let it be known. Talk to your boss about taking on broader responsibilities, ask how she got where she is and discuss how you can earn the right to move ahead.”
     
  • Find a mentor who can guide you through your career transitions. Consider hiring a professional mentor or career coach, or just identify a mentor within your company or your field.
     
  • Strive for excellence. No matter where you are, the quality of your work matters. “People who want to be in leadership positions cannot be satisfied with mediocre levels of accomplishment,” says Crawford.
     
  • Don’t overlook lateral moves. “Move into strategic positions to gain knowledge that competitors in your field won’t have — the result of lateral moves is faster acceleration to the top.” You’ll also experience less friction from your peers when you change jobs laterally within the same company, and you’ll be able to see your work from a different perspective.
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    Resigning – How to Let them Know You’re Gonna Go

    job.jpgThe website Job-Employment-Guide.com provides some good resources around resignation. If you are considering leaving your current position utilize the resources on this site to write a resignation letter.

    Resignation and Resign Letters . [ Job-Employment-Guide.com]