When is the Right Time to Look for a New Job?

October 18, 2022 – The number of times a person changes his job entirely depends upon his needs and wants. People usually change their jobs when unsatisfied or career growth becomes stagnant. Many people have worked in the same positions for more than five years and are happy with their job and company. Many people change careers when they don’t feel passionate about their role, are ready to learn different skills, or want to work in a new industry, according to a recently released report from Fairfield, NJ-based recruitment firm HonorVet Technologies.

Too frequently changing jobs can negatively affect the employee’s profile, as hiring a candidate involves a lot of time and resources; employers might feel that the candidate will leave the job, according to the report. “Make sure you’re changing careers an appropriate number of times to assure hiring managers that you can still commit to a role long-term,” it said. “Try to be a part of the company for at least two to three years so the hiring team can trust you. Several roles listed in different companies may look more impressive when the experience is in years.”

HonorVet offers these common reasons for changing jobs:

  • Lack of appreciation and support.
  • Fewer incentives and perks.
  • Communication gap.
  • Pressure and stressful tasks.
  • Career growth and development.
  • Poor work ethics.
  • Low employee engagement.
  • Toxic company culture.

“It is essential to keep your workforce satisfied to control employee turnover, which may also affect the company’s reputation in the corporate world,” the HonorVet report said. “The foundation of a company is its employees, so they should be valued and appreciated. Your team should always be a top priority—amid hiring, firing, or any significant decisions that could leave a lasting impact on your organization.”

HonorVet says the following circumstances might signal that it is time to change jobs:

1 Evolved career goals: There may be moments when your career goals might change with time, and you feel about switching the job or even field. You might develop a new passion and start working on it.

2. Different values and vision: You may realize your values and vision no longer match the company’s, so you could look into other, better roles.

3. Looking for different company cultures: Sometimes, the company’s culture is toxic, which leads to a lack of motivation to pursue a career in the same company. Negative company culture remains the most common reason for employee turnover.

4. Wanting more challenging tasks: After working at a company for a while, you may realize that you cannot learn new skills or complete tasks that push or challenge you in your career.

5. To explore a new job title or industry: Once you’ve gained significant experience, you may see other roles and industries that seem more appealing to your interests that you could pursue instead.

Related: HonorVet Technologies Announces Veterans Jobs Initiative

“If you’re happy in your role, you can stay in that position for as long as you desire until you’re ready for a new opportunity elsewhere,” the HonorVet report said. “No matter how many places you work or leave, it is essential to be happy and content. You should always prioritize your peace and work hard towards your goal.”

Optimal Placements

HonorVet Technologies, established in 2015, is a certified service disabled-veteran-owned small business specializing in IT and technology project and contingent placement services assisting veterans with their transition into civilian workplaces. The firm offers clients optimal placements by combining experience with data-driven findings and human interactions about candidates.

ENGAGE Talent Partnership HonorVet TechnologiesENGAGE Talent Partners with HonorVet Technologies
ENGAGE Talent, an AI software company that helps identify and effectively engage with passive candidates, has announced a partnership with HonorVet Technologies, a technology-driven talent search firm working to eliminate the high underemployment rate affecting military veterans.

HonorVet Technologies offers staffing services in light industrial professional services, engineering, information technology, clerical, and administration verticals. Staffing services include contingent staffing, project work, executive search, and permanent placements. Technology platforms include predictive analysis, artificial intelligence, ATS, and proprietary databases.

HonorVet’s purpose is to lower the underemployment in the veteran community by providing best-fit opportunities in civilian workplaces, said the firm. The firm provides advanced recruitment solutions, a combination of predictive analysis, artificial intelligence, processes, and methodologies to support the company’s “high touch” expertise. HonorVet Technologies delivers recruitment solutions to clients with suitable skill-sets (preferably veterans along with non-veterans for the hard-to-fill positions).

Related: How Employers Can Recruit and Retain Veterans

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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