Figure out the right time to make a career move

1 Function of Learning 
Career move is a function of how much you are learning. The day learning stops, you should move on, says Debashis Patnaik, senior director of HR at Dell EMC. Smart managers know how to motivate their teams by offering new learning opportunities through training or job-role change. If they fail to do so, despite your expressing the need, it might be time to look out, says Dinesh R, chief HR officer, OYO Rooms.

2 Company Growth 
Try to assess the company you are associated with. If there are signals of trouble, one should start looking out. Inspect if your company is growing or not. If the company is stable, it means your growth opportunities are also limited and that is a right time to move, says Raman Narula, founder, Formula Group.

3 Stalled Career Graph 
In case of no visibility on professional growth in the short term, and in some cases even in the long-term, take the plunge. It is important that you have a clear view on your professional growth two, five or even 10 years down the line, says Dinesh. If this is not moving as committed, you need to re-evaluate your choice against other benefits that come with the role, he says.

4 Loss of Interest 
People don’t quit jobs; they quit bosses. When the equation with the immediate manager turns sour, it’s time to quit. When it becomes difficult to work due to immediate manager and immediate co-workers, it is time to quit, says Patnaik. He said one should avoid working in an unfriendly environment as it is detrimental to being productive.

5 Co & Personal Goals 
Sometimes, there can be divergence between the organisation’s goals or culture and your own values and ethos. If these are very incompatible or you don’t find yourself very enthused about the big picture, it is time to check out, says Dinesh. But the timing for exit has to be perfect. If you do decide to leave a job, quitting at the wrong time can hit you in the pocket

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