We all feel stuck in a rut with our job at some point in our career. When there’s no realistic possibility of climbing the ladder and you’re tired of the same routine, it’s time to consider looking for a new one. Staying at your current job will be unfulfilling and can quickly suck the life out of you. But, at the same time, you have your co-workers and are familiar with the day to day things. This can make switching jobs daunting for almost anyone. Yet it may the best decision you can make. Here are five signs that you need to start looking for a new job today.
#1 You Feel Bored and Unfulfilled:
This is a common complaint with people working in certain sectors and industries. Daily life and the same routine every single day of the week can make you feel like your brain is rotting away. This is a big sign that you need to find something new, which has multiple advantages. A new job exposes you to new things and gives you a chance to expand your current set of skills. More skills equal better prospects in the future.
#2 You’re Not Busy Enough:
If you’re working for a company and aren’t getting enough work to bill your clients, it’s time to find a new position. This can happen with some organisations where their employees get a large part of their salaries from a commission. It also applies to lawyers who aren’t getting enough clients to represent. In fact, especially in the legal industry. If you feel that this is happening to you, then it’s time to find a new legal job.
#3 You’re Not Earning Enough:
As simple as it sounds if you’re not making as much as you feel your potential is, look for somewhere else. It’s not uncommon for a business to hold back employees for a number of reasons and some are worse at this than others. This becomes a big problem when your situation changes, which I know from experience in my previous position. What happens if you’re planning to have another child or want to buy your own house? Don’t settle for anything less than what you’re worth.
#4 You Really Hate Your Boss:
This is somewhat of a cliché in the world of work. But, for some people, it really can be a major problem. If the boss doesn’t give you flexibility or constantly criticises what you do, you should find somewhere else. Realistically, when this happens, you’re going to be more stressed and have no real prospects of a good future.
#5 The Motivation is No Longer There:
If your job doesn’t give you a challenge or the drive and motivation has gone, it’s time to move. Perhaps you’re just tired of the same old things or the job focuses on your weaknesses rather than your strengths.
The Takeaway Message:
You don’t have to stay in a job that you hate just because you’re comfortable. Get out of your comfort zone and find somewhere new that will make your life much more satisfying. It may very well be the best decision of your career.