10 Signs It’s Time For a New Job

It’s hard to know when it’s time for a new job. You don’t want to leave your current job too hastily, but you also don’t want to be stuck in a position you’re not entirely satisfied with. For most people, to leave a job and take a new position is a huge decision that requires a lot of thought and contemplation. If you’re not sure what’s right for you, here are 10 signs it’s time to get a new job:

1. You dread work every morning

If you’re not the least bit excited or interested in going to your job every day, you need to move on. Your career doesn’t have to be enjoyed every day of the year, but you should enjoy the work you’re doing!

2. You’ve got no passion

If you get an assignment from your boss and it makes you want to crawl under your desk and forget about it, time to start looking! To have a fulfilling career, you should feel the passion and drive for your work.

3. You don’t see a future

If you’ve been there for a decent amount of time and there’s never been talk of a pay increase or promotion, this may be a sign your company does not prioritize growth.

4. No appreciation

If you’re continuously taking on extra work to help others out or working longer than your co-workers, and it’s going unnoticed, that’s not a good sign. When you work hard, and it goes unappreciated, this is probably a sign that management won’t ever recognize how hard you’re working.

5. Last one standing

You’ve made it through several rounds of layoffs, woohoo! Not so fast, if your organization is cutting teams and employees continuously, your position will most likely not make it through every cut, and it might be time to start looking for a new position.

6. Difference in values

When your values differ from your employers, it can get tricky. If there is no work/life balance or no respect for employees, this will only get trickier as time goes on.

7. Work feels like high school

When your co-workers talk more about each other than your 15-year-old cousin and her friends, it can be hard to stay professional. If you’re part of an organization where people gossip and badmouth, this is not a place you want to grow and flourish in your career.

8. No work/life balance

If what weekend? is your first reaction to Monday morning catch-up, time to find some balance! No matter the organization you work for, you should still have a personal life and time to take care of family, friends, and non-work priorities.

9. You could work with your eyes closed

If the work you’re doing is so easy you barely have to think throughout the day, you’re not doing yourself any favors by staying there. Work should be challenging to the point where you’re engaged with your responsibilities and are learning new things each day.

10. Problems with your manager

Having a problematic relationship with your manager is one of the most difficult issues to get over in the workplace. Unless you’re switching departments or moving out of your role soon, looking for a new job where you have a cohesive working relationship with your manager is a good idea.

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