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How do you know when it's time to quit your job?

By Lyle Edwards

Wanting to pack it all in is part & parcel of the trials and tribulations of a sales environment. I work in recruitment, so I deal with people feeling like this all the time.

In my opinion, there's three major things to consider when thinking about making a change in 2019.

Learning & Progression - This is the easiest one of them all. We all know the feeling of sitting there procrastinating, wishing the day away. Are you being challenged or being allowed to challenge? Do the powers that be allow you to speak up and make decisions? Are you able to make mistakes and have an environment you can learn from, rather than being bashed for it?

Your Boss and coworkers - Are you working with people better than you at your job? You're not? Well my god, it's time to get the hell out of there. There's nothing more demotivating than not being able to look up to someone who's top performing. Likewise is your boss respectful & supportive of your development, empowering you to move across into different functions, not just dangling the golden carrot all the time? Can they deliver it?

The Dread - It's Sunday afternoon and 4PM comes around. Super Sunday is screening its final game. Suddenly, deep dark depression and anxiety hits. Monday comes and goes and you're already counting down the hours to Friday. If that's a common occurrence, then you know what to do.

If any of these apply, maybe it's time to reinvigorate yourself and pack up your stuff. 

Despite the turmoil we keep hearing about in the market, it's positively buzzing with opportunities to take the plunge. Speak to recruiters and go kiss a few frogs at interview (not literally).

What's the worst that can happen? 

You can always go back...

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. You may furiously leave your office swearing you’ll put your two weeks notice in soon. But how do you know when you should give your job a second chance, or when it’s really time to quit?

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