Is the Grass Greener? Three Signs It’s Time to Leave Your Job

Spring is a time for rebirth and renewal – and for some legal professionals, that means taking a fresh look at both your current job and your overall career path. You may find yourself wondering what other opportunities are available or seeking a change of pace.

If you find yourself contemplating a career move, this blog post may help. Here, we shed light on the signs that indicate it may be time to explore new opportunities.

You may be ready for greener pastures if:

You don’t see a clear path to future career growth. 

Where will you be a year from now? What will you achieve in the next twelve months to get there?

If you don’t have clear answers to these questions, it may be time to look for a new job. If you don’t have answers and you don’t have anyone within the organization who can help you craft answers, it’s certainly time to reconsider your current position. A move to a new role can help reopen your career path. 

You can’t do your best work in your current work environment. 

Whether it’s deteriorating equipment, constant emergencies, or chronic overwork, your work environment may prevent you from doing your best. If this is the case, a change of job may come with the change of environment you need to shine.

Jot down the current obstacles that keep you from consistently doing your best work. Keep these in mind as you explore new job opportunities. You’ll be a step ahead of other applicants simply by knowing what you don’t want. 

Your current workplace offers a toxic culture. 

Whether or not it interferes with the quality of your work, a toxic culture certainly interferes with the quality of your professional relationships and your peace of mind. Gossip, cliques, and petty behavior can all pose hurdles just when you most need help. Add these to your “do not want” list as you explore new job opportunities.

Ready to explore new legal career opportunities?

Start your search with Avata Partners! Explore current openings on our website or reach out to speak to one of our dedicated staffing partners today.