Knowing When to Leave Your Job


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The women of Connect: Professional Women’s Network share how they decide when it’s time to leave a job. For more information about the Connect group on LinkedIn and to join for free, visit

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Knowing When to Leave Your Job

  1. BROUGHT TO YOU BY The women of Connect: Professional Women’s Network share how they decide when it’s time to leave a job. Exit Strategies at Work
  2. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 2 When the job no longer aligns with your values, stimulates higher learning, curiosity and excitement it's time to take a closer look. Sometimes a few simple changes do the trick; other times may call for a total re-evaluation. Marla Tabaka, Business Coach
  3. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK Can go in two different directions for me - 1) I begin to dread getting up in the morning (and I rarely do), or 2) I discover such a passion or desire in something, that I immediately seek ways to either transfer myself to pursue that passion. Bernadette Boas, CEO Ball of Fire Consulting
  4. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 4 Am I giving my all? Do I love what I do? Am I adding value? I also assess how the organization is treating me as well as my manager. Oftentimes, I may love what I do, but may not be getting the support of the organization or individual who hired me. Amanda Beto, Marketing Director
  5. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK I have to be happy in my job 70% of the time. 30% of the time it's OK to not have the salary you want, the title you want or be in the location you want. But once your overall happiness about the job goes down, that's when I start looking for another one. Surya Santhi, Digital Strategist
  6. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 6 When you are bored more often than not. When you are not using the creativity you are capable of. When you can afford it. It's always good to blend practical decision making with job satisfaction. Barbara Wetzler, Consultant
  7. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 7 When you lose your passion for the business, it's time to regenerate, recalculate or resign. Joann Wagoner, Managing Director
  8. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 8 When I have gained sufficient knowledge to do all that my position requires and it no longer presents a challenge, then it's time to move on. If that's not possible where I am, then it means looking outside of the firm. Diane Durr Hicks, Community Development Supervisor
  9. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 9 For me, it is three equal parts of loving what I do, being challenged by what I do and being respected for what I do. If any of the three are out of balance, I get restless. Donna Johnson, Business Intelligence Developer
  10. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 10 Join the conversation! Connect: Professional Women’s Network, Powered by Citi, is an online community on LinkedIn that helps women achieve the careers they want and discuss the issues relevant to their success. For more great insights from Connect members, check out the discussion: When Is It Time To Move On? Visit for more information and to join the group! PHOTO CREDITS: Slide 2: Dell’s Official Flickr Page Slide 3: redstone/Shutterstock Slide 4: Dell’s Official Flickr Page Slide 6: United States Government Work Slide 8: lenetstan/Shutterstock Slide 9: Peter Bernik/Shutterstock
  11. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 11