Stay or go? 6 signs it’s time to start looking for a new job

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As difficult as it can be to know if it’s the right decision to accept a job offer, it can be equally as hard to know when it’s time to throw in the towel and depart from your current employer.

If you’re questioning whether it’s best to stay put in your current role or if it’s time to start looking for another job, here are six sure-fire indicators that it’s probably best to say goodbye and move on in search of bigger and better things.

You no longer find your work challenging

Most people feel excited, engaged, and motivated when starting a new job, and it’s largely because of one thing—the thrill of a new challenge. However, after you’ve been there for a while and know everything there is to know about the role, things can start to get a little repetitive and monotonous.

While there is a certain comfort in knowing all the ins-and-outs of a role and the dealership you work for, once boredom starts to set in, your enthusiasm to show up starts to wane and your performance is likely to suffer.

There’s no scope for progression

Unlike previous generations, very few of today’s workers envisage themselves staying in their current role for the entirety of their career. Instead, most workers value having the opportunity to expand their skill set and conquer new challenges in different roles throughout their career.
Stay or go? 6 signs it’s time to start looking for a new job
If you feel like you’ve already reached the ceiling at your current dealership or have career aspirations which are larger than what your current dealership can offer, it’s probably best to make the move to a larger dealership that can offer greater scope for progression sooner rather than later.

You’re unmotivated

A lack of motivation can be caused by a range of factors. It could be frustration with poorly designed systems or processes, an issue with a colleague, or feeling like you’re being micromanaged with a lack of autonomy. Or it could be that you’re simply feeling overworked, under-resourced or under-appreciated.

Whatever’s making your motivation dip, it’s important to identify what it is that’s making you feel that way and look for ways to address the underlying cause. If it’s something that’s out of your control and can’t be rectified, it may be time to move on to a different role that doesn’t have those same issues.

You don’t feel like your boss listens to you

When you dedicate so much of your time, energy, and effort to your role and the dealership, it can feel like a slap in the face if your boss doesn’t seem to respect or value your opinion.

While it may be the result of a discrepancy between your individual work or communication styles (which may be able to be rectified), if you simply accept the status quo and go on as if there isn’t an issue, you’re likely to find yourself feeling angry and resentful when the same thing continues to happen time and time again.

You’ve been passed over for a promotion

The possibility of a promotion can be an enormous motivator, and if you thought you’d be next in line to secure that golden promotion you’ve been hoping for only to find the role was awarded to someone else, it’s probably best not to hang around too long waiting for the next opportunity.
If you’re a strong performer, have all the necessary skills and experience, and made your employer aware of your interest in the promotional opportunity and were still passed over, it could indicate that it’s either the cultural norm within the dealership to fill roles externally or that they simply don’t think you have what it takes.

Rather than waiting around in vain for the next opportunity, it may be best to find a different employer that can see your potential.

There’s a major cultural misalignment

A long-lasting, harmonious, and fruitful working relationship largely comes down to cultural fit—how well an employee’s and employer’s values, beliefs, attitudes, goals, and practices align with each other.
Employees that feel like they have a good cultural fit with their employer are generally more likely to feel happier, experience greater job satisfaction, perform better, and be more committed to their organisation. When there’s a major cultural mismatch, you can expect the opposite.

Instead, moving to a different dealership that upholds the same values and practices as you do is going to be an excellent source of satisfaction and motivation to give your all when you show up to work each day.

Are you ready to make the move?

After reading this, are you thinking you’re ready to take the next step in your career?
At Teamrecruit, we can simplify your job search by connecting you with a long list of agricultural, construction, earthmoving, transport and truck dealerships that work with a range of big name brands like John Deere, Mercedes Benz, Massey Ferguson, Kenworth, Hitachi, Volvo, CASE, IVECO, New Holland, and much more.
Whether you’re an experienced Mechanic, Sales Consultant or Workshop Manager looking for a great opportunity or you’re just starting out in your career and trying to get that first foot in the door, we can help you find the right dealership role for you.

You can browse jobs that we’re currently hiring for, or submit your resume to be added to our candidate database to be considered for any upcoming opportunities.

Teamrecruit is Australia’s most established recruitment agency specialising in truck, earthmoving and agricultural machinery dealerships in Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. Find out more about Teamrecruit and how we support employers and candidates in the dealership industry.

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