Episode 44: How to Know When It's Time to Leave a Workspace You've Outgrown

Hey Career Girl Nation!

As a HR leader and career strategist, I’ve spoken to thousands of women over the past decade at various stages in their career. While each woman’s experience is unique, I’ve been able to categorize the challenges women face in their professional journeys into a few main themes.

One theme that comes up a lot in my work is overcoming the challenge of leaving a job/career/company that no longer serves you. In fact, of the 100 women who’ve applied to have a free career exploration call with me since February of this year, an overwhelming majority of applicants list some variation of this as a main career challenge they’re facing: “Exiting a work space I’ve outgrown”.

With all the challenges women - especially Black women - face in their careers, it’s no surprise they’re having trouble making the leap to bigger and better opportunities at work.

In this episode, I’m discussing 1) how to know you’ve outgrown your current work space, 2) why it’s hard for you to walk away from that space even when you know you should and 3) what steps you can take once you’re finally ready to move on to the next phase in your career.

If you’re on the fence about staying or leaving your current work situation, this episode is just for you!

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Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:

  • The 3 big signs that’ll clue you in to the fact you’ve outgrown your job and it’s finally time to move on

  • The 5 stages of change and why understanding which stage you’re in is the first step to making a career move

  • 3 reasons Black women (and all women, minorities and other people from marginalized groups) find it difficult to exit work spaces they know they’ve outgrown

  • What to do once you’re finally ready to move on to the next phase in your career

Links mentioned in this episode:

  • Overview and explanation of the Five Stages of Change

  • #BlackWomenAtWork chronicles the challenging experiences of Black women trying to do something as simple as working while Black

  • Episode 23: The Exact Process to Finding Your Dream Job in 21 Days (The D.R.E.A.M. Job Profile Episode)

  • Schedule your Career Breakthrough Session now if you’re ready to break through their overwhelm, confusion and negative thinking to finally have 1000% more clarity about what’s next in their career

  • Want to work with me, but not sure how? Sign up for a free career exploration call and let’s talk through your career goals and how I can help!

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