Then it’s time to leave in search of a company where there is room for you to grow.
You’re not on the right career path
Most people graduate from university/poly not really knowing what they want out of their future career. Early- and mid-career changes are not at all unusual.
If you feel you’re not on the right career path and a gnawing dissatisfaction eats away at you each day, that’s a valid reason to leave your job once you’ve saved up enough to mitigate the financial risks.
You may not be able to see your path with 100 per cent clarity, but leaving your job to experiment with different possibilities can be beneficial in itself.
For instance, if you’re a civil servant but you feel a start-up environment would be much more dynamic, unless you want to live a life of regrets you should probably prepare to make a job switch no matter how comfortable you are in your current role.
You have received an offer you can’t refuse
A headhunter took a look at your kickass LinkedIn profile and has now invited you to interview for a position that is much more ambitious, both in terms of scope and salary, than your current role.
If you actually like your current job, deciding whether to stay or go can be tough. While taking up this new offer might be advantageous for your career, it’s hard not to worry that you’ll dislike the company culture, suffer from poor work-life balance or have a bad boss.
Avoid looking at your current job with rose-tinted glasses, and try to evaluate the two dispassionately.
Leaving a job you’re very comfortable in can seem like a scary proposition, especially when you’ve already worked there for several years, but be careful not to lose out on opportunities just because you’re afraid of change.
Have you ever quit a job you liked? Tell us why you did it in the comments!