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Is it time to quit?

Is it time to quit?

There could be several reasons you may want to quit your current job. This quiz may help you take a call.

If for the last three months you have barely managed to reach office on time, snapping at colleagues for no reason, taking long coffee breaks, preferring to take up inconsequential tasks instead of meeting targets, you need to seriously re-look at your current job. Your attitude towards the job is directly affecting your career net worth. Not only are you not adding any value to your career but are also eroding the equity you may have built over time. 

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If you continue to drag your work with the current nonchalance you will pull yourself further away from reality. Most people who want to quit behave in ways that are quite different from employees who are satisfied with their jobs. There could be a mix of both professional and personal reasons that could be the cause of your current state. Get to the root of the problem and take a clear step that will help you remain focused in your career. Before deciding whether to resign or not several aspects have to be kept in mind. Take the quiz to decide whether you really need to look outside for a job or must concentrate on your current one to make it work. All the best.

Plan your exit right
The quiz may have helped you understand your status in the organisation. Read on to follow the path that is best suited for your current state

Mostly As
Like any product’s life cycle; your learning curve has also reached its pinnacle and is now heading for a crash landing. It is time to re-launch yourself in a new environment with new people. It is just a matter of proving yourself once again. What went wrong:

• Was your expertise in line with your area of work?
• Were you “seen” by the right people at the right place?
• Was your contribution significantly recognised and appreciated?
• Finally—are you leaving your boss or your company?

The first three questions need selfintrospection and will determine whether there is a perfect match of your profile with the role or not. The fourth question is where the issue lies. Surveys reveal that maximum people leave their bosses not their company. Your engagement with your boss is minimal and you feel the stress. There is a mismatch with the team too. The time is right to take the plunge.

If you have an affirmative to all the above, then quit your present job now. Any longer could be disastrous for you.

A few tips for the next one:

• Understand the expectations of the new role.
• People management will be the key to success.








Mostly Bs
Mantra for now—save the relationship. You have done some things right and some moves have been shakers for you. It is the right time to unleash your true potential and take credit that is due. Analyse why it’s not working for you:

• You might be looking towards another challenging assignment.
• Your boss appreciates the team for the work you have done.

Take charge and reinforce your efforts for others to notice. To peg yourself one step higher, you need to stand out. People view you as a cooperative and contributing member of the team. But move on now, take the lead. Remedial steps you should urgently take:

• SWOT yourself and take independent initiatives.
• Look for a mentor to help boost your inner drive.

You have not lost the race yet. You can shine here too. Save yourself the effort of finding another job.
 

Mostly Cs
Our question to you is—why? You are doing well, the company is happy, you are aptly rewarded, the best assignments come to you and your existence is valued by the company. It is a win-win situation for you already. Changing jobs may not be the best idea at all. Let’s see what goes right for you first:
• Your passion shows in all that is entrusted in you.
• A new initiative—your name is the first trigger.
• You lead by participation and set examples.
• Your ideas are heard, executed and are quite successful.

The company believes in your development and has plans for you. You’re recognised as the talent for the future as you can shoulder additional responsibilities. But remember, don’t let overconfidence rule your head. Complacency is the number one enemy of success. When all your assignments are a near success arrogance can become a part of your attitude as you look for greener pastures. Balance between your heart and mind is important. Lead teams with involvement and not coercion. Another crucial aspect you need to take into account is networking within the organisation. March ahead confidently towards your next career goal. Don’t quit.