Sometimes jobs are not exactly how we first imagined they would be when we first got hired. Here are some signs that you need a new Product Manager job.
1. You’re Already Thinking About Getting a New Product Manager Job
Without even noticing, you’ve already started thinking about quitting. You find yourself obsessively checking job openings that would allow you to quit, and you dread going into work. These are clear signs that you’re unhappy where you are and that it’s time to move on to the next opportunity. This applies to any job position, not just for Product Managers.
2. Communication Within the Company Is Poor
One of the most important aspects of a Product Manager’s job is communication. Without communication within and between teams, it is difficult to create a successful product. If it is difficult to get in touch with other departments or coworkers and there seems to be no effort to improve communication, it could be time to move on to a new Product Manager job.
3. The Work Environment Is Toxic.
Being in a negative and toxic work setting can make a job unbearable. This doesn’t refer to receiving constructive criticism that you don’t agree with. It refers to being ridiculed or mistreated constantly. Being in an unhealthy environment daily can negatively affect your mental well-being, and work should never come before your mental or physical health.
At the end of the day, trust your gut. If it feels like time to find a new Product Manager job, then it probably is.
How to Leave Your Job
It can be daunting to re-enter the job market on a hunt for a new job, especially in a competitive field like product management. It helps to have some support. Product Gym is a lifetime membership program for PMs, PM job hunters, and product people of all sorts. Getting people jobs in product management is our bread and butter: that makes us very good at assessing where you’re at in your job hunt and equipping you with the knowledge and skills you need to kickstart your dream career in product management. And that includes helping you transition out of a role you’re unhappy in.
If you want to learn more about how to go from a toxic work environment to a focused, positive job hunt, get in touch with us! We’re offering free career coaching sessions with our in-house team of PM Recruiter experts. We’d love to hear from you.