When someone asks you about your job, how do you reply to them? Do you speak to them with a sense of pride and passion or does their question make you feel so deflated you just want to avoid their question altogether? Below are 6 signs that it may be time for you to start looking for a new job.
You hate Mondays
When the alarm goes off in the Monday morning, most people wish it was still the weekend at that given moment. But if you are finding the thought of Monday mornings are ruining your weekends then it sounds like there is more of a deep rooted issue regarding your current employment. Are you calling your employer to say you are ill because you can’t face going to work? If this is a yes, then you are more than likely going to build up resentment for your job that is going to get worse over further time.
Jealous of other people’s careers?
When you are out socialising, do you constantly find yourself feeling envious of other people (better job, better career prospects, better employer, better travel, etc.) even if your job role is more suited to you. Although logically a job role may be well suited to you, quite often people can feel they are emotionally stuck in a rut and that change is there only answer.
Struggle to Motivate yourself at Work?
When you go to work each morning and look at each of your tasks that have to be achieved for that day, are you finding it a struggle to motivate yourself to accomplishing the tasks assigned to you? Are your productivity levels not the same as they used to be? Low moral regarding your job can be hard to shake off and can be down to a number of issues. If this issue or issues of your job cannot be resolved or unlikely to be, it’s more than likely your lack of passion and drive can only get worse.
Do you find your role is too easy or too hard?
When you have been in your current position for a while and haven’t received extra responsibility in the form of promotion and you have raised this issue at your appraisals but there still doesn’t seem to be a career path available to you, it may now be time for you to search for a new challenge. Similarly, are you struggling with the workload you have now got because of changes that have been imposed due to cut backs or staff leaving and their position not being replaced? Is there a lack of the necessary support and training that is required to do the job properly? If this is your situation your answer may be with another company as this is a situation that may be out of your control.
You know you are seriously underpaid?
Most of us understand salaries range by sector, location, experience and qualifications etc. Have you made the adequate research and you still find you are well underpaid? Have you raised this issue at your appraisals but your requests have been rejected or promises that are constantly being delayed? If your answers are yes on both accounts, then you have to decisions to make, either stay and hope your situation gets resolved or you may want to start looking for a company that is willing to pay you that fair salary but beware of the counter offer.
Disagreements with your work colleagues?
There is no rule that says you should get on with all your colleagues all the time, but if you are finding that you are having disagreements on a daily basis, this can take its toll on you on so many different levels. It may be that your values may not be the same as your colleagues so you may want to start looking for a company with likeminded people. Experience also often tells us it’s easier to change your employment than it is to constantly change other people’s minds.
Please note, there are many cases when people are just wanting a change, so you don’t have to relate to one of the 6 signs above to start looking for a new challenge!
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