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4 Signs That It's Time to Change Jobs

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14.09.2021

If you want to grow your career, you need to switch jobs. This doesn’t have to happen externally; you can switch jobs inside a company many times, growing along the way. But if you stay in one position too long, you might become stagnant, lose the ability to develop new skills, or perhaps even be perceived as not motivated by your boss.

So, how do you know when it’s time to switch?

I hear that question all the time at Google, where I lead our Own Your Career program. It’s an effort designed to help Googlers increase their impact and influence in their current roles and/or land their next role. When leading talks, someone always asks about when they should transition into a new role — which tells me that even if folks know they should switch jobs, it’s not immediately clear when to do it.

There are four things you need to evaluate when considering a job change: Fun, Learning, Impact, and Personal life. Conveniently, that makes a relevant little acronym: F-L-I-P! So, let’s unpack it.

If you’re skipping to work every day, excited about your peer friendships, and a bundle of energy in team meetings as you rattle off innovative ideas, then you’re probably having fun. However, if you reflect on your week and realize you haven’t........

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