One of the most important questions that you can ask yourself on a regular basis is if you love your job. While you may like your job, do you love it? Is it something that fulfills your needs and gives you more than just a steady paycheck? If you find yourself in a situation where you are simply going through the motions day after day, it may be time to look for a new job that actually excites you. If you are wondering whether it is time for you to move on, here are three questions you need to ask about your current job:
Does The Job Match Your Priorities?
Do you have a five-year plan where you want to get to a certain point in your career? While it is nice to have these plans, do they match the career trajectory that you are on with your current job? If you are happy with your job and your opportunities, there is very little reason to move on. On the other hand, if you find yourself “stuck” in a position where you are not going to be able to move up, it may be time to consider another job. Do you want to be a high-ranking manager in five years? If you aren’t going to be able to accomplish this at your current company, it’s time to move onto someplace else.
Does Your Company Appreciate Their Employees?
Does your current company appreciate their employees? Do they show it? Do they say it? Different people need different levels of appreciation for the job that they do. At any level, though, you can generally tell if a company appreciates their employees. If your manager doesn’t take the time to add some positive reinforcement with the negative, it may be time to look for a change. Did you complete a major project and not even get a “good job” or a metaphorical pat on the back? That may be a sign that you are never going to get the appreciation you deserve at your current job.
Do You See A Future In Your Job?
During the latest recession, there was a time where you may have been happy just having a job. However, as the economy continues to get better, it’s time to reevaluate what you want out of it. Do you see a future in your job? Is it something you like to do? Can it grow? These are all important questions to ask yourself. If you don’t see a future in your job, you are just going to end up languishing in it until you get burnt out. You are better off leaving for another job. It might be tough to make a move, but you want to have a bright future in front of you.