Should I stay or should I go? Trying to decide whether to leave a job or not is a hard decision. There are many factors to consider and this can sometimes be overwhelming. However, if you are regularly having a hard time or you do feel like you don’t want to be there anymore, quite often this could be an indication that it is time to move on.
Sometimes we can leave a decision to quit our job too long and the situation gets worse or even unbearable. This in the long run has negative consequences as it can lead you to quit your job on the spot which could ruin your relationship with your current colleagues and it will put more pressure on you to find a job straight away.
Watch out for these 10 signs that indicate it’s time for you to find a new job.
1) You are already thinking about finding a new job
If you find yourself thinking about finding a new job regularly this could be a huge sign that you are ready to move on to your next challenge. Everyone has bad days but if you are constantly daydreaming about a new position it is time to start your job search and make them dreams a reality.
2) The Stress is effecting your health
Have you developed frequent headaches? Are you having difficulty sleeping? If the stress from your job is effecting your health, it is definetly time to consider looking for a new job. Your mental and physical health should be your top priority and if your current job is effecting your health, take action and move on.
3) You dread Monday's or you have trouble waking up for work in the morning
Don’t get us wrong, we all get the Monday Blues. Waking up early after an epic weekend is always hard on a Monday. However, if you really dread Monday to the point where you feel anxious every Sunday evening about work, you should search for a new vacancy that will take that Monday dread away.
4) You are less productive at work, lack passion and are bored often
If you are regularly struggling to find the motivation to work to your full potential it could mean that your passion for your job has gone. If you have been doing the same role for a few years now, you could find yourself getting bored quite easily as you are not learning anything new. If you feel like this, it may be time to talk to your boss and ask them for some more responsibility to make your role more challenging. However, if this cannot be changed, you may need to find a role that will give you the opportunity to keep learning and developing in your professional career.
5) You don’t see any opportunities for a promotion
The most popular reason people leave their current job is to progress their career when they are stuck in a dead end job with no opportunities for a promotion. If you are stuck in a dead end job that does not offer any career advancement, no opportunities for you to learn new skills or no pay rise, it may be the right time to evaluate your positon and look for a company that will give you the chance to work to your full potential.
6) It’s a toxic workplace
Nobody likes working in a toxic environment. There will always be a time in your career where you will face a conflict or uncomfortable work environment. However, if this is a regular occurrence or the conflict has escalated then there is something wrong. If you work in a workplace where the environment is always toxic and you are always stepping on eggshells, you need to really think, is this worth it? You shouldn’t be made to feel miserable or uncomfortable at work as this will only have a knock on effect on your mood and the colleagues around you. Instead, find a workplace that will treat you with respect and will put your happiness first. Your productivity levels will also increase when you work for a company that has a fantastic working culture that makes you feel valued.
7) You’re no longer learning
Learning new skills is vital for your career development. If you are not constantly learning anything new or you do not have the opportunity to learn and grow, it is time to start looking for a new career that is more challenging. If learning is important to you, make sure you look for new job opportunities that do encourage personal growth by offering regular training sessions, attending exhibitions or completing online courses.
8) Your personal relationships are suffering because of your job
When your personal relationships are suffering because of your job, something definitely needs to change. No job is worth you sacrificing your personal relationships with your family or friends. This is why a work-life balance is so important. Find a company that respects this and encourages their employees to have a work-life balance.
9) You hate the work
If you hate your job, it’s definitely time to make the jump to find a job you love. Some jobs are just stepping stones until you find the perfect job role for you or some jobs are just not what you thought they would be. It is important to never give up until you find that dream job that does make you happy.
10) You just want something else
Maybe everything in your job is going great but you just simply want something else. Finding a new job does not always have to be based on bad experiences, you may thoroughly enjoy your job but your gut feeling is just telling you that it is the right time to move on.
If you feel like you are ready for your next adventure, take a look at our latest job vacancies and find your dream career today.
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