In a time when professionals have more opportunities than ever, you may find yourself debating whether you should start looking for a new job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent jobs report, current trends such as the country’s low unemployment rate and increasing labor force participation rate are indicative of a job market where professionals are growing more confident in their ability to land a new job. As a result, a new study by LinkedIn found that over the past 20 years, the number of companies people worked for in the five years after they graduated has nearly doubled.
However, while it’s still considered good form to put in time at a company to gain experience and show loyalty and dedication, there is a certain point when it’s perfectly acceptable—if not preferable—that an employee move on.
So how do you know when that time has come for you at your current position? If you’re experiencing any of these red flags, it could be time to hit the job search: