When to Start Looking for Another Job
There comes a point in almost every person’s working life when he or she realizes that the initial love and enthusiasm for their job is just no longer there.
Does your current job motivate you to jump out of bed in the morning? Are you excited to get to work and tackle the current projects sitting on your desk? Or does the thought of going into work make you feel ill, sad and discouraged.
The fact that you decided to click on this blog may be a slight indication that you are not happy with your current position. Here are a few signs that perhaps it is time to start looking for something new.
If you have been positioned in the same job for so long that you could execute all of your daily tasks with a blind fold on, it is perhaps time to start looking for something different. Don’t get me wrong, it is very comforting doing a job that is easy and non-stressful. If our minds are not challenged daily we are not being stimulated, which lowers our motivation and drive. This prevents us from moving forward and becoming stagnant.
No desire to move up the ladder
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Which department would you like to be promoted to? It is important to pay attention to how you see yourself progressively moving forward within your organization. You should be excited and open to different job opportunities that may arise.
If there’s no role above you in your company that you’re aiming for it is time to start looking elsewhere.
You do not love the people you work with.
Do you get excited to see your co-workers when you walk through the front door every morning? Or do you walk in with your head hanging low trying to avoid everyone in your path. We spend more time with our co-workers than we do our own family. If there is no enjoyment in conversing and laughing with these people you will feel alone and very empty inside. Good employee relationships are crucial in being fully engaged with your work.
You live for Fridays and dread Sundays.
Everyone loves the weekends and our well-deserved vacation time, that’s what we work for right? If you have an unusually high love for your days off and are extremely excited to not be at the office, there is a serious problem. If you are experiencing a strong dislike for the days that you have to work, this is a good indication that you are unhappy with your job and should consider looking for a new one.
If you can relate to any of the things mentioned above, you should seriously consider looking for a different job with another company. The thought of looking for a new job is haunting I know, but now would actually be the perfect time to get started. Employers love that you’re currently employed and there is no real pressure to land one. You can do it at your own pace and hope for the best, which will work out in your favor.
Going to work smiling every day, loving what you do and surrounding yourself with people that you respect and admire is truly gratifying. It will bring you success, a sense of accomplishment and happy feelings into every aspect of your life.