It’s bad enough when a co-worker starts working remotely thinking they’ll pull the plug first, but now it looks like we need to start exploring that behavior in the workplace. Yes, research shows that bosses are using passive-aggressive tactics to reduce team size and overload – leaving employees in career shock before they realize they can’t solve the problem.
In fact, 75% of Americans admit to leaving a position where they were happy with their relationship with a manager. And the bottom line is that the sooner you admit to your boss that they don’t want you on the team, the better for your job.
Staying in a non-progressive role for years, hoping for improvement, is not a good solution for career advancement. Instead, start researching the market as soon as you realize your boss is pushing you to look for a new job. Life’s too short to settle for a partner—and it’s too short to let a bad boss get in the way of your career.
Which brings us to the big question, how do you know when your boss is pushing you to find a new job?
They stop encouraging growth
Yes, you’re working to help your team achieve goals, but a good boss knows that team members’ career development is just as much a part of their bottom line as hitting targets. If your boss stops offering growth opportunities and starts working closely with team members to push them forward, it’s a clear sign that your prospects in this team are on the wane. It’s time to start exploring career opportunities in your current career.
They are struggling.
Oftentimes, a boss who is struggling with their own role will stop pushing their team forward because your skills will prove their worth. If you target when your boss is struggling or getting a financial win for the company, it can highlight their own flaws. A drifting boss often starts working in a silo within their team and loses contact with senior management. If you feel like your boss is hitting this point, it might be time to start clearing your resume and looking for a new role.
There are other red flags to look out for, including obvious exclusion from meetings and emails, as well as being ignored in meetings. When you reach this point, it’s time to immediately transition into a new role.
We did some research, and found three interesting roles from NextPit’s job board. Explore yourself to find your next role with a boss who will help you reach new career heights.
Senior Product Manager, DuoLingo
The role: As a Senior Product Manager at DuoLingo, you will work to drive strategy for a product or product area while driving product features through their entire innovation cycle: ideation, specification, development, release, analysis and iteration.
Responsibilities: You will be responsible for conducting qualitative and quantitative research to find and validate feature ideas before working closely with UI/UX designers to ensure an excellent user experience and assist with feature development.
The requirements are: As a product manager in a high-performing software company, you’ll need experience generating impressive results with a passion for making the world a better place through technology and education.
Apply for a senior product manager role or explore all the opportunities at DuoLingo.
Staff Security Engineer, Services and Applications Infrastructure, Google
The role: A staff security engineer at Google works with a broader team to develop technically complex software technologies in collaboration with other organizations at Google. Responsibilities: You will be responsible for leading collaboration with other engineering and product teams and influencing technical direction while providing direction for complex infrastructure security engineering initiatives.
The requirements are: You need at least five years of experience analyzing systems, identifying security issues, and auditing code. In addition to technical knowledge of virtual machines, containerization, microservices architecture, cloud IAM design or network security.
Apply for a Staff Security Engineer role or explore other digital roles on Google.
UI Engineer, CrowdStrike
The role: As a UI Engineer with CrowdStrike, you’ll work with talented and dedicated teams to build and maintain user interfaces for the company’s core systems, detect the most malicious attacks, and stop security breaches.
Apply for a UI Engineer role or explore other opportunities in Cyber Security at CrowdStrike.
There are dozens of companies hiring in all sectors and levels on the NextPit job board – find all the opportunities now. This article was written by Aisling O’Toole.