When to Change Your Job in the IT Sector

Posted: 20 Nov 2017

When to Change Your Job in the IT Sector

Making the decision to change jobs isn’t one that happens overnight but is decided upon over time. But how will you know when it's time to change jobs?

There are usually some tell-tale signs that your job no longer suits you, but these can often be overlooked. It is also very easy to fall into a rut when your job meets your basic needs.

One major task that often puts people off looking for a new job is that the search can feel like a mountain to climb. This can often lead people to think they will stick with their job and check at a more convenient time, which never comes around.

This is where our team of Specialist Recruiters can help. If you are looking to change your role in the IT sector, get in touch with our team today! Whether you are looking for JavaScript Developer, Data Analyst or QA jobs in Ireland, our team will help you migrate into your perfect IT career today. If you are still unsure whether you need a new job, here are some signs that it may be time to consider a career change:


There may be some of you out there who are content at the level you are currently working at, but if you are someone looking to advance your career and your current employer isn’t offering you the opportunities, it may be time to move on.

It may be that the company you are in is too small to offer advancement or that you have previously been passed over for a promotion. Ultimately, if you see no way of progressing your career, then look to see how you can do so with another organisation.

Being Overworked

It is generally accepted that there will be times in your working career where you will have a lot on your plate; perhaps it is a project that is running close to the deadline or picking up the slack due to staff holidays or illnesses.

However, too much pressure on a regular basis can lead to health problems in the long run. Heavier workloads can be managed in the short term, but if you are experiencing too much work over an extended period, it can take the fun out of your job and prompt you to look for a job elsewhere.


If you are finding that your work isn’t challenging you, asking for more responsibilities in your role is a good way to shake things up. However, just like a lack of progression opportunities, there is a chance that your current employer may not be able to facilitate these responsibilities. If they are not forthcoming, a move may be the right step for you.


Previous research has found that pay levels were the lowest-ranked factor in measuring employee satisfaction, both in Ireland and across the world. Although this doesn’t mean pay is not an important recruitment tool, it does demonstrate that other factors are considered more valuable to employees.

However, you may feel like you deserve to earn more money for your current job or there are higher-paying roles out there that you are suitable for. Either way, wanting to earn more is a legitimate reason for wanting to move to a new employer.

Unmatched Skills

It is not unusual for workers to find themselves in roles that are different from what they previously studied and trained for. If you have found yourself in the same boat, it can lead to feelings that you could be better utilised somewhere else.

Our Specialist Recruiters can help match your skills to one of our job vacancies, helping you to find a role that is better suited to your talents than the job you currently have.

Other Factors

There may be many other factors that can contribute to you wanting to move jobs. Perhaps there has been a change in work processes that you don’t agree with, a hierarchy change that influences your role or even a change in your circumstances.

Whatever the reasons may be, here at Eolas Recruitment, we can help by finding your perfect job in the IT industry. Please contact us today for more information.

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