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Is It Time to Resign?

Liz Ryan

Advice on identifying when it’s time to jump ship and look for better career opportunities

Long gone are the days when many workers remained at one company through their retirement years. The job market has changed greatly since then, with many professionals taking a more hands-on approach to their career development, including changing jobs more frequently. For today’s working class, the reasons for jumping ship can vary -- from advancing your career to leaving a bad boss to needing better pay.

SEE ALSO: ON THE JOB: 6 Bad Reasons to Stay in the Wrong Job

If you’re on the fence about whether to stay or go, how can you determine whether a job change is the right move?

Here are seven workplace situations based on real-life professionals I’ve helped through the years. In these cases, leaving their current employer for greener pastures was the best option.

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