Because for more than anyone else involved in your life, it is important you should be satisfied with every bit of your life, keeping aside the so called statistics of what is right and what is wrong… apply this when you are actually thinking to change your Job, for a simple reason being no one wants to retire in the organization they have joined at least a decade back even… just answer to you… but, on what basis… let us know;
You know you aren't performing to the best of your ability
we all go through slumps, bad days, even bad weeks when we just don't care, don't give it our best... but what if that week turns into months? If you just don't have what it takes to give it your best, something needs to change. This is a common sign of burnout or of being overworked, under-worked, under-challenged or out of your depth.
If lack of motivation is the only issue, it may be possible to effect change within your current company by requesting different responsibilities, more training or another position. But if none of these options is available, it's time to update your resume.
You start gravitating toward co-workers you can be disgruntled with
Think about the people with whom you choose to socialise at work. Whose company do you seek out? Are you drawn toward the malcontents, the people who derive pleasure from complaining about their boss, the declining benefits and the unreasonable overtime? When people ask you what you like about your job, is it rather like when your uncle asked, "What's your favorite subject at school?", and all you could think of was break-time?
You can't picture your future with your current employer
Do you remember those irritating questions the last time you were interviewed: "Where do you see yourself in three years? Five years? Ten?" Perhaps it's time to ask yourself those questions again. But this time ask, "Do I see myself HERE in three years? Five years? Ten?" If the answer to any of these questions is no, what is your plan? Where do you want to go? When were you planning to make your move?
As much as we'd all like to simply wake up one day to find ourselves in the perfect job, the chance of it happening is probably slightly slimmer than a one-eyed, polka-dotted aardvark materializing in your kitchen sink. If you know that you want to be working somewhere else at some point in the future, it's never too soon to make a plan.
You look for ways to improve your current situation but you can't turn it into what you really want
Another useful exercise is to take your list of pros from the previous exercise and expand upon it. Elaborate on the items already on the list and add other items you wish you could claim about your current position. When you're finished, review the list for items you may be able to make happen at your current company.
If you want more responsibility or more flexible hours, you might be able to work that out, whereas if you work for a missile manufacturer and happen to have developed pacifist beliefs since accepting the position…
Just analyse your current situation with the above and take a good decision ahead in your career!