When the job that you accepted evolves, your exceptions didn’t quite align with reality, you’ve been working hard and are ready for a promotion or a change, or you just don’t see a future with your current company or role. Sometimes it’s just time to look for a new job.
Before you decide to start looking for a new job you should ask yourself a few questions:
- Why are you leaving, and what are you looking for in your next role or company that will be different?
- What do you like about your current company and role, and how can you meet similar expectations in your new role?
- Is there anything that could change about your current situation that would persuade you to stay? For example, a conversation with management about things like a schedule adjustment or pay increase?
If after asking yourself these questions you’ve still decided that it’s time for you to move on, start thinking about an exit plan. Decide whether you want to give a two week notice, especially if it's something your company will expect. Are you able to put in your notice at your current company without having another job lined up, or will you need to apply to new jobs, interview, and accept an offer before leaving your current role? Consider what kind of relationship you would like to have with your current employer and supervisors. Will you want a letter of recommendation or need to be able to use them as a reference? What terms do you want to leave on and what positive lasting impression can you leave on your peers?
If you’re thinking about making a change, a trusted local staffing agency is a great place to start. Based in the greater Charlotte area, Performance Staffing Solutions has been serving North and South Carolina for over 15 years.
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