10 Signs You Need to Change Your Job.

Are you feeling stuck in your current job? Are you not happy with your work-life balance? Do you feel like you’re not being challenged? Answering yes to any of these questions should trigger alarm bells. It’s time to change jobs.

There are loads of signs that it may be time for a career change. Here are 10 of them:

  • You’re not happy with your work. If you’re not happy with your work, it’s going to be difficult to be motivated and productive.  It’s neither fair on yourself or your employer. If you find yourself dreading going to work every day, it’s time to start thinking about a change. It need not be leaving the company, it could be a move into another department, but you need to address this asap.
  • You’re not being challenged. If you’re bored in your current role, everything will eventually go south. This will lead to decreased motivation, productivity and your colleagues will start to think of you as a real drag! If you’re not learning and growing in your job, it definitely time to look for something that will offer you more opportunities for development.
  • You’re not making enough money. If you’re not making enough money to support your lifestyle, you may start to feel stressed and anxious. If you’re struggling to make ends meet, it’s time to start looking for a job that pays more… or even better, start your own business!
  • Crappy relationships. If you have a bad relationship with your boss or colleagues, it will make your job miserable. If you’re constantly arguing with your boss or feeling like you’re not supported by your workmates, it’s time to find a new job with a better work environment. It’ might not be them, it could be you!
  • You’re not getting enough vacation time. There are no medals in the corporate world for those who don’t take all of their annual leave. Annual leave or vacation time is designed to give you time to recuperate and prevent burnout. Don’t try to be a hero, take time off. The issue here is if your boss isn’t giving you the time off, citing your ‘need’ to be there. Unless you have shares in the company, you have no obligation beyond your contract.
  • Inflexible working. Controversial I know, and it’s highly dependent on your role and the agreement you have with your boss. You need to decide on the work/life balance you need, you might need to compromise on how ‘high’ you climb up the corporate ladder if you only want to work 3 day’s a week. Remember in the eyes of the company, the needs of the shareholders come first.
  • You’re not learning new skills. If you’re not learning new skills, you might start to feel stagnant in your career. A companies investment in you is an investment in the company.  It’s important to continue learning and growing, so if you’re not learning new skills in your current job, it may be time to look for something that will offer you more opportunities for development.
  • You’re not feeling fulfilled. If you’re not feeling fulfilled in your current job, you should start to feel like you’re not making a difference. If you’re looking for a job that will give you a sense of purpose, it’s important to find something that you’re passionate about.
  • Health before wealth. If you’re not healthy, it’s going to be difficult to be productive at work. If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed, it may be time to take some time off to focus on your health.
  • You’re not happy with your company culture. If you’re not happy with your company culture, you won’t fit in. You could try to change it, but it’s likely to make you unpopular. Pick your battles, look for a company that shares your values, it’s important to find a company that has a culture that you’re comfortable with.

If you’re experiencing any of these signs, it may be time to start thinking about a career change. Changing jobs can be a big decision, but it can also be a very rewarding one. If you’re not happy in your current job, don’t be afraid to make a change, change is not only good, it’s totally natural.

 There are many great opportunities out there, you just need to be open to them.







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