5 Ways to Tell It's Time to Look for a New Sales Job | SMR Group

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Most salespeople love what they do and can’t imagine leaving sales for another career. Yet loving your work in sales isn’t always the same thing as having the right sales role for you.

Here are five yellow flags that indicate it may be time to explore your options outside your current job:

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Search For a New Job?

1. You’ve hit the ceiling.

If you’ve exhausted your options for skill-building, raises, or promotions, it’s time to explore new roles. A stagnant career will ultimately drain you of your enthusiasm for sales. Don’t stick around until you have to drag yourself out of bed to go to work.

2. You want a new challenge.

Even if your current role offers opportunities for advancement, it’s important to take a critical look at those offerings. Do they offer challenges that inspire and excite you – or are they the same old thing, just with added responsibilities? If you’re not looking forward to what your available growth opportunities offer, it may be time to find a role that presents a more inspiring challenge.

3. You can name at least one major thing you’d change in how your boss operates.

The number one cause of employees quitting their jobs is their relationship with their boss. If you can name at least one way your boss hinders your best efforts, you may want to look for a new job. If you can name three, it’s definitely time to reconsider your employment relationship.

4. You’re wary of recent decisions made by the company. 

All relationships change over time. Some grow deeper, while others grow more distant. If your company is making decisions that give you pause, it may be time to look for an organization whose values and goals better align with your own.

5. You no longer enjoy your day-to-day. 

Sometimes, sales professionals can’t name exactly why they’re uncomfortable. They just know that the job isn’t as fulfilling as it once was. If your day-to-day has lost its verve, consider looking for a role that will revive your passion for sales.

Ready to Find a New Job?

Does this list ring true for you? It may be time to learn more about your sales career opportunities. Talk to the team at SMR Group Ltd. Our experienced recruiters specialize in connecting sales and marketing professionals to outstanding employers and opportunities in the medical device, biotech, and pharmaceutical industries. Contact us today to learn more.


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