Are you starting to get itchy feet? Well, you’re not the only one. In the past two years, we’ve seen a record number of people quit their roles in a phenomenon called The Great Resignation, or more recently The Big Quit.
This mass exodus was fueled by many different factors. First, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused many workers to reconsider what they want out of their careers. Months of lockdown have all given us time to reflect on our goals and how to achieve them. Many workers faced the harsh reality that their current role was not really serving them.
Second, the rise of remote work. Working from home is a bit like Marmite, love it or hate it. As of 2020, most technicians have experienced it in one form or another. It has helped us understand where we work best, be it in the office, at home or perhaps a hybrid approach. As we emerged from the pandemic, many people chose to switch roles to better suit their preferences.
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Finally, we have the cost of living crisis. The Eurozone is now undoubtedly headed for a recession, but in the meantime people are struggling to make ends meet. Over the past six months, inflation has soared across most of the bloc (German inflation hit a 40-year high in August), with prices of everything from petrol to milk soaring. Of course, this encourages workers to look for higher salaries and more impressive benefit packages, and who can blame them?
So if you’re considering a career change, you’re not the only one. In fact, according to a Personio survey in the UK and Ireland, 38% of employees are considering changing roles in the next six to 12 months. But how do you know you’re not just following the crowd?
That’s how you know it’s actually time to quit your job.
1. It’s too easy
Your work should be challenging. Not necessarily in the “Monday mornings give me the crippling anxiety” kind of way, but you should be constantly learning and evolving. Otherwise, really – what’s the point?
It’s great to feel comfortable at work, but if you find yourself doing the same work day in and day out with no prospect of career advancement or variety, then you’ll get bored and probably a little lazy, too. They need to move to a higher position and better salary, Stat.
2. You can’t remember your last good day
Listen, no matter it’s gonna be sunshine and rainbows all the time. It’s normal to have weeks or even months when work feels like a grind, especially when you’re working towards a large project or campaign.
But there should always be happy moments. Maybe when you’ve landed a big account, finally fixed that pesky bug, or smashed your big presentation. If you can’t remember the last time you had a really good day at the office, then maybe it’s time to start looking for a new role.
3. You “quietly stop”
The term “silently quitting” has been making the rounds on social media, particularly TikTok, over the past few weeks. But really it’s not a new concept, people have been doing it for years – older workers will know it as “walk slowly”.
This is when an employee limits their duties to those that are strictly in their job description to avoid longer hours. Basically, they do whatever it takes to keep their role.
It sounds fair enough, doesn’t it? Theoretically yes. But if you have absolutely no passion or interest in your role outside of the 9-5, then that could be a sign you’re not in the right job. Work shouldn’t rule your life, but if you’re not enthusiastic enough to work an extra 20 minutes here and there, something is wrong.
Now ready for a new challenge? We have three reels below that are worth checking out.
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If you are up for a new challenge, DL Software, a French leader in ERP software publishing, is hiring a cloud architect – AWS in Paris. You will take part in an innovative project and support group companies in the transformation to the public cloud.
Interested in a career move? If you answered yes to 1, 2 or 3 above, then check out even more great jobs on the House of Talent Job Board today