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Regardless of how unhappy they are, people are always afraid to move jobs. Though the odds of success may be higher at another company, it is the uncertainty that clouds their judgment.


I have seen candidates wait out an impending lay-off just to keep some glimmer of hope that it may not come.


If you work hard enough and become very good at what you do, you should feel comfortable moving to another company. It’s worth the risk, if you make an educated, carefully considered decision.


Below, you will find some signs that it is time to jump ship and pursue a career at another company where you can excel.




1. Your Job Focuses On All Of Your Weaknesses


There are certain facets of business that some people are not effective at doing for the sole reason that they don’t like doing those things. For me, it’s numbers.


Even though I had a minor in accounting, I can’t stand looking at them nor do I waste my time with them.


Good managers take their team and divide tasks according to each person’s strengths.


This is all well and good, but the problem is that there are not many good managers.


If your boss is not implementing this sort of strategy and you find yourself waking up in the morning in agony, then it’s time to leave.




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2. Getting A Promotion Seems Years Away




Personally, I don’t like working with large companies nor did I enjoy my short stint in the corporate world before I started my business.


The minute a company goes public, they have little loyalty for their employees.


Most firms could care less about the talent that lies within the company. Sadly, some firms refer to people as human capital. Large companies have to produce in 90-day clips.


They have to increase numbers from the last quarter and many of the executives are too busy being stressed by this. The outcome is that they don’t care to spend 10 minutes with you.


Corporations are not in the business of making you rich.


If you have this feeling and don’t see much of a future within the firm, leave.

This addedinterviews article was written by Ken Sundheim on 11/21/2011

Ken runs a sales and marketing staffing agency by the name of KAS Placement He is 30 right now and started the business when he was 25 with no experience from a studio apartment on the Upper West Side after getting fired from a corporate job about 3 months after graduating from Fordham University.