Not all jobs, or workers, are created equal. Depending on your goals, life situation, and opportunity, there’s a fairly good chance that you have yet to find your dream job. In fact, barely half of American workers claim to feel satisfied overall with their jobs.
Let’s face it; we’ve all been there – at some point or another, you’ve probably asked yourself: Is this job the right fit for me? And you’re not alone.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker leaves their job about every four and a half years. But leaving a job is a big decision, and can have repercussions lasting years or decades. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly.
To help you determine if it’s finally time to take the plunge and turn in your two-weeks notice, we’ve put together the following helpful flowchart that walks you through the decision-making process.
Work your way down through the chart, stopping to ask yourself and answer each question as you go.
The chart will give you actionable advice depending on how you answer each question; it will help you explore why you’re feeling that you might want to quit your job, how to determine what you want out of your occupation, and whether or not your current situation could be improved before making a final decision.
Once you’ve worked your way through the chart, you should feel confident that you’ve asked yourself every pertinent question, and given the decision your full focus, before making a choice.
And if you have decided it’s time to pull the trigger and set out on your own, remember – this may not be the last time you see these people.
Take our advice from the following article, and make sure you don’t burn any bridges on your way out the door.
- The Conference Board (2018). Labor Day Survey: 51% of U.S. Employees Overall Satisfied with Their Job. prnewswire.com
- Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2016). Employee Tenure Summary. bls.gov