There's nothing worse than sticking it out at a job that's just not doing it for you. Whether you feel trapped in your role, aren't getting along with a manager, or feel like you aren't being compensated fairly, powering through a bad fit can really take it out of you. But how do you know when it's time to move on?
1. You aren't being given responsibility
While there's definitely something to be said for mastering a skill and being groomed for leadership. If you've been with an organization for more than 18 months and they haven't started the conversation about added responsibility or additional compensation, it's probably time to bring it up. And if they seem unwilling to open the dialogue, or drag their feet when you ask for specific benchmarks for moving forward, it might be time to quit your job.
2. And the ones you've had are changing
Another subtle clue that it might be time to quit your job is unwarranted "off-loading." While it's helpful to have a lightened load, pay attention to what's being taken off your plate. If it's a function you feel well-suited for, or aren't necessarily trying to give up, this could be a subtle sign that they're grooming another employee (or new position) to absorb your responsibilities. To keep the lines of communication clear, try checking in with your manager to see where you can prioritize your strengths and contributions; being left out of that conversation can be sketchy sign.