When is the right time to move on from your job?
In my view it has always been and should be the first time you think about it. I wholeheartedly believe the feeling of sickness and anxiety on a Sunday evening can also be as a result of caring about your performance however.
If though your thoughts are negative towards what you are doing and you are no longer enjoying life in the corporate rat race then do something about it.
There are so many routes to market in finding new opportunities now with LinkedIn, Trade Press, Job Boards, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Recruiters and Talent teams. I feel thee is really no excuse for not going and making that change as a candidate.
I am seeing a huge influx of investment in new talent by businesses in the FMCG market. The rise and rise of SME businesses offering something so different to the corporate hustle and bustle is one of the most interesting and biggest contributors to this.
This is not to mention the huge focus the challenger brands are placing on coaching and mentoring to maximise employee experience. They are also providing a much better leadership and progression scheme setting the pace above some of the larger corporations. You are really spoilt for choice if you are open to listening.
So if you are sinking that second bottle of wine on a Sunday evening to take the anxiety away. I would implore you to broaden your horizons, respond to the approaches, because more and more frequently, the grass actually is greener on the other side.
There are a lot of good reasons to quit a job: Your values don't align with those of your employer, you don't get along with your boss, you're not passionate about the work you're doing, you're burned out, you've got a better offer in hand.