10 Signs It May Be Time to Quit Your Job

Are you just having a bad day or is it time to move on? Know the warning signs that it's time to look for greener pastures.

Wed, October 31, 2012
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If your company CEO changes, it often means reorganizing to work towards his new vision of where the company should be. This could potentially leave you or your team holding the proverbial bag.

9. Your Company Has Instituted a Hiring Freeze

You may know about it or you may not, but when you start noticing that people who leave or are fired are not being replaced, this can be a warning sign that your company is in a financial pickle. It may be time to start looking around for other indicators. "I watched rather startling layoffs of groups of people occur over the course of a year or so. The work-load wasn't decreased; it was instead picked up by those who remained. I should have seen the red-flags," says Cole.

10. Repeatedly Passed Over For Promotion

Feel like you're doing the best job you can, but you just can't seem to advance? Have you told your manager how you feel? Are you the best candidate for the promotion you have been seeking? If you answered yes to these questions, then perhaps it's time to start looking for another employer that is a better fit. "If you are not being asked to take on high-visibility assignments and your subordinate is now in the spotlight, being asked to lead a major project working directly with your manager," says Mattison, "it may be time to leave your job."

Rich Hein is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT careers. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline, on Facebook, and on Google +.

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