Six Signs It’s Time to Move On From Your Insurance Position

Six Signs It’s Time to Move On From Your Insurance Position

Avatar photo Amy Simpson | April 18, 2023

Are you feeling stagnant in your current insurance position? Are you ready to explore new opportunities in the industry? Knowing when it’s time to move on from a job is never easy, but it can be beneficial in the long run. If you’re feeling like it’s time to make a career change, here are 6 signs that you should move on.

You dread going to work

If you’re waking up every day feeling stressed, anxious or just generally dreading the thought of going to work, it might be time to consider looking for another job in the insurance industry. No one should feel this way while they’re trying to do their best at a job they once enjoyed. A recruiter can help you find a new position that better aligns with your skills and goals. Don’t let negative feelings prevent you from advancing in your career.

You’re not being challenged

It’s natural to feel some amount of boredom in your job. However, if you feel like you’re stuck in a rut or no longer learning new skills, it may be time to move on. If you’re working in the insurance industry and not being challenged, it’s likely that there are more opportunities out there. While it can be scary to make a change, remember that getting out of your comfort zone can often be the most rewarding experience.

You’re not being compensated fairly

One of the main signs that it may be time to move on from your position is if you’re not being compensated fairly for your work. If you feel like your hard work and dedication are not being reflected

in your paycheck, begin evaluating what you should be compensated. Unfortunately, this is often the case for many in the insurance industry.

If you’re consistently working more than 40 hours a week and not getting adequately compensated for the extra effort you are putting in, it could be time to start looking for a job elsewhere. Research salary expectations in the insurance field to see if you’re being short-changed. And don’t forget to take into account non-monetary perks such as paid time off, healthcare benefits and retirement plans when assessing your compensation package.

The company culture is toxic

It can be difficult to decide when it’s time to move on from a job, but one sure sign is a toxic company culture. You may be working in an environment where your boss or colleagues mistreat you, or you are dealing with discrimination and harassment. You might also be feeling undervalued or unappreciated for the work you do.

It is important to seek a workplace where everyone feels safe and respected. If this isn’t the case, it’s likely you will not want to stay there for long. In addition, companies with a toxic culture can damage reputations and hurt their business in the long run.

You’re not learning anything new

If you’ve been in the same insurance position for a while, chances are you’re not learning anything new. If you’ve exhausted all of the learning opportunities that your current position offers and feel like there’s nothing left to gain, consider reaching out to an insurance recruiter. Not only will a new job provide more opportunities for growth and learning, but it can also help you stay competitive. Consider researching and applying for positions that could expand your knowledge and skillset and give you an edge.

You’re just not happy

At the end of the day, your job should bring you joy. Even if everything else in your job is going well, feeling unhappy can take a toll on your mental health and overall well-being.

Consider how you felt when you first got the job, and then how you feel now. Have your feelings changed drastically? Are they gradually becoming more negative? If so, it may be time to pursue a new opportunity.

One way to tell if you’re truly unhappy is to ask yourself if you’d stay in this job if you weren’t getting paid for it. If the answer is no, then it’s time to start looking elsewhere

Remember that even though it may be intimidating to start looking for a new position, there are countless opportunities. Don’t be afraid to take a risk and explore what other companies have to offer. You could find yourself in a job that fits much better than your current role.

Are you ready to move on from your insurance position? Don’t just settle for any job—let The James Allen Companies help you find the perfect opportunity. We are an executive insurance recruiting firm that can find you a position where you feel appreciated and fulfilled. Our team of experienced professionals has the industry knowledge and expertise to match you with a role that will leverage your skills and provide an environment where you can thrive. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you take your career to the next level.

About the Author

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Amy Simpson
Amy has more than a decade of experience successfully recruiting experienced insurance professionals. Her extensive expertise and network of contacts has allowed her to place highly skilled and nearly impossible to find candidates in underwriting, claims, loss control, sales, premium audit, marketing, human resources, IT and beyond. She loves the challenge of looking for someone who seems impossible to find. Amy is committed to exceeding her clients’ expectations and enjoys helping people to enhance their careers. Amy has two young children, Noah and Jonah, with her husband Marc. They love to travel and look forward to planning their next visit to Disney World.
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