10 signs it's time to jump ship to a new job

Change can be challenging but sometimes the best path forward lies elsewhere. Here’s how to tell when to shake things up in pursuit of a new opportunity.

10 signs it's time to jump ship to a new job
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If the tech gig you were once thrilled to land feels like a dead end, you might be wondering about your next move. Rest assured, you’re not alone. Every IT career will hit a wall at some point, but there are some subtle signs that things aren’t going to get better.

A recent survey asked 22,000 IBM employees around the world why they left their previous job — and there were some surprises. Nearly half said they would consider a better opportunity even if they weren’t searching actively. Most of the respondents (62 percent) said they could be tempted by the prospect of a new job.

“Losing talent can be costly,” the report warns. “Organizations that can successfully retain talent not only save money but also protect their intellectual capital.”

And the key to keeping good people? Those who are “engaged with their organizations” are five times more likely to stay put. Employees with positive work experiences were three times less likely to be searching for a new job.

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