How To Know When It’s Time For Your Next Role

During your career, there will come a time when you may find yourself standing at a crossroads. You’ll be asking yourself questions about the direction of your career and what you’re planning to do next. Could it be time for a change? Or should you stay put? We understand that these questions can be difficult, and a decision can be hard to come to. In this blog post, we will be discussing the tell-tale signs that it may be time to embark on your next professional journey.

Below are some of the signs and reasons why you may want to start looking for your next job.

You’re not learning anymore

One big sign that indicates it may be time to look elsewhere is that you’re not currently learning in your role. If you’re not gaining industry knowledge and growing your professional skill set anymore, it may be time for a new challenge. You should look for roles with a wide scope of responsibilities, a role that will push and challenge you more. This way, you will learn valuable skills and utilise your time efficiently.

You’re feeling disengaged 

Like the above point, if you’re feeling bored and disengaged, it’s time for a new challenge. Boredom quickly leads to a decrease in motivation. When there’s no motivation or passion behind what you do, you become restless and fed up. You want to be spending your working hours feeling inspired and passionate, which is why if you’re feeling bored it’s a clear indicator that it’s time for a new job, or a new role within your current company if possible.


Another common sign that it may be time to move on is that you find yourself unable to grow, develop, and move up within your company. If you’ve been putting in more time and energy, and aren’t being compensated for your extra work, it could be time to find a role that offers you more. When you aren’t learning, you aren’t growing. 

Having a negative work/life balance 

Having a good work/life balance is essential for your overall happiness and health. Your job should honour your time outside of work. If you find yourself burned out and not having much time outside of work, it may be time to look elsewhere. 

If you think it’s time for your next role, we can help. Recruitment agencies like us can help you find a role that’s perfect for you. Contact us for more information.

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