If you are thinking that it’s time to quit your information technology (IT) job, well, most likely it is. But, before you polish up your resume and call a recruiter, review these 7 signs that it truly is time to quit your job.
You lost your motivation
Lack of motivation happens from being overworked, underworked, not challenged or too challenged. When was the last time you were proud of your work? If it’s more than a few months, it’s time to move on.
You Don’t See a Future
Where do you see yourself 2 years from now? If you’re not picturing your current employer, move on.
You’re Not Learning
In the profession of information technology, you need to continual learning and through new projects, technology and systems. If you’re doing the same thing every day, you need to move on.
It’s a Negative Environment
If you dread going to work each day, because of a boss or culture, and you feel it won’t change anytime soon, then, it’s time for you to change – jobs.
Your Salary is Inadequate
Confirm your worth through a third-party recruiting company or Glassdoor. Once you have the data, present a case for a pay raise, and ask for an evaluation. If the company doesn’t agree or doesn’t respond in a reasonable amount of time, it’s time to move on.
Your Company or Supervisor Changed
Companies get sold and bosses leave. If the company or supervisor that recruited you has changed and there are dramatic differences in culture, mission, job responsibilities or compensation – then it’s time to move on.
You Need a Work/Life Balance
Sometimes it’s not the employer that changes; it’s us. Maybe it’s long days or a dreadful commute. Maybe you need to adjust your start/end time. If your company values you and your contributions they will accommodate your work/life request. If they don’t adjust, move on.
Finding Your Next IT Career
In the end, if you are thinking that it’s time to quit your IT job, then it’s time to reach out to the professional IT recruiters at ASK Staffing. At ASK Staffing we place software engineers, developers and information technology managers into challenging roles that grow their careers. Contact us today!