Do you think it is time to change your job? Your interests and goals naturally change over time, but how do you know if you’re ready to think about a change of job?
You’ve noticed your motivation is dwindling and you have been in your job for a while. Maybe you don’t feel challenged enough, or maybe you feel like you’re not moving in the direction you want any more. Is the progression unclear, because that can be very frustrating. You fancy something new, a PropTech job you saw online caught your attention and has been playing on your mind for a while.
Even though you may have enjoyed your time working in your current company and have built up a great relationship with your colleagues, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t branch out and try something new. Here are some signs it is time to move on…
Sometimes people get hired for things they’re good at but don’t necessarily like doing it. Perhaps you’re skilled in front end product sales but would prefer to be in marketing.
It’s not always easy to make it happen, it’s natural to want to match your personal interests with your career activity. LMRE are here to offer insight due to being experts of our fields, if you’re wanting a change into a different part of the PropTech ecosystem we can advise and help map it out for you.
When you first begin working at your current job it seemed full of endless possibilities, and you couldn’t wait to be a 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 it once was.
Perhaps the company has merged with a 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 you’re starting to feel the company’s values don’t align closely with you anymore?
Are you dragging your feet on the commute to work, and lacking motivation that you once had? Are you sleeping badly, or are you more often prone to bouts of low spirits?
These could be symptoms of rising stress levels – a kind of bodily early warning system that things with you aren’t quite as they should be. Stress can affect your mood and your immune system, making you more susceptible to colds and low moods. So, if you’re getting the feeling that your body is trying to tell you something, it’s worth taking a moment to listen to your body.
Do you feel that your opinions and contributions sometimes go unnoticed? You may find you have been overlooked for promotions or important projects. Perhaps the relationships within your team 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 starting to look into new options, somewhere where you feel you can make a real difference.
Sometimes it can be hard to accept that your current role is just not substantial enough for you anymore. But staying in a role that you’ve grown out of, out of a sense of loyalty or hesitation to change, could become a demotivating experience in the long term.
You’ve developed skills and gained valuable 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 needs is the sort of step change that only a job switch can really provide.
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