Being comfortable in your job sounds like a good thing, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Sometimes, being comfortable leads to being complacent, which is not good for you or your career. If you feel that maybe your job isn’t right for you, but you’re too comfortable to leave and start over, perhaps now is an excellent time to consider alternatives. Here are some ways to get out of your own head and find the confidence you need to take on a new role.

Understand Your Company Isn’t Your Family

It’s easy to become very close with your coworkers. And that’s okay; making connections in a professional setting helps motivate us and enhance performance. But if you’re worried about leaving your coworkers if you quit your job, you may be crossing a line. Setting professional boundaries and knowing that your transition to a new position isn’t about leaving anyone behind is vital to your personal development.

Loyalty Isn’t Always Reciprocated

No matter how much you like your current employer, know that their best business decisions may not be bound to loyalty. If a situation comes up where it makes more sense to eliminate employees, you never know if you’ll make the cut. It’s okay to want to be loyal, but know that being loyal isn’t a virtue even when it no longer serves you.

Don’t Burn Bridges

When you quit, never burn bridges. Your company was a valued part of your professional experience, so leave on good terms. Don’t avoid your duties in your final days, don’t make comments about how unhappy you are, and don’t brag about what you’ll be doing in the future. Leave on good terms so you can keep those professional relationships intact.

Prepare for Your Departure

Before you leave your job, prepare. That includes working with your supervisors to find and train a replacement. You should provide any information available to transition your team away from relying on your knowledge. Thank your employer for the opportunity to work with them and ask if you can keep in touch.

Are you ready to find your next career move? Call the team at ProStaff to see what we can help you with today.