This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.
Thinking about leaving your current position, but not sure you’ve got a good enough reason to jump ship and start looking for a new job? Nervous that the economic impact of the pandemic may put your position in jeopardy?
How do you know when it’s time to find a new job?
A host of factors might enter into your thinking when you’re trying to decide if it’s time for a new job, especially in today’s unprecedented environment. Even if your job feels safe right now, how do you know if a furlough or layoff is on the horizon?
There’s no lack of career advice related to the topic. Right now, some job seekers may be focused solely on finding a job with a steady income that will carry them through these uncertain times, while others are zeroed in on their career path. Some may be weighing work-life integration issues.
Whatever the case for you, it’s worth considering a few factors if you’re deciding whether to quit your job and launch a new job search.