10 signs it’s time to look for a new job

16th March 2016

Feeling stressed about your job, even when you’re not in the office? Got the Monday Blues and Sunday Fear every day of the week? Most of us are prone to a little moan about work from time to time, but when you’re not even a tiny bit happy about going to work, ever, it might be time to move on to pastures new.

10 signs it’s time to look for a new job…

1. You feel miserable every morning

Dreading the sound of the alarm clock going off in the morning isn’t unusual, but if you’ve got a bad case of the Monday Morning Blues every day of the working week, it’s time to take stock.

2.  You’re constantly stressed out

Being stressed about work will have a negative impact on you – physically and mentally – and those around you. If work is affecting your health and wellbeing, mind yourself and reassess your current role.

3. You’re always taking work home

Taking work home means you don’t really leave the office. Without enough downtime or mental respite, your work performance will suffer and, in time, you’ll have no choice but to find a new job.

4. You’ve lost your mojo

You used to be passionate about your job, but the magic has disappeared. When you’ve outgrown the role and there is no opportunity to progress, it’s time to leave.

5. You’re morally misaligned

Working for a company you don’t believe in won’t inspire or motivate you. A clash of work ethics could be a sign you need to look elsewhere.

6. You aren’t being heard (or thanked)

Not getting acknowledgement for great work or ideas is frustrating. Everybody needs a bit of praise, but if your boss isn’t listening to you or valuing your work, think about finding another job.

7. Things have changed

Change is good, but only if it’s positive. If you are no longer getting asked to attend meetings, or if responsibilities have been taken away from you, ask yourself why and consider looking for a new opportunity.

8. Productivity is low

When your performance and productivity at work is starting to suffer, even though you are more than capable of the role, you might want to think about going elsewhere.

9. You’re just not that into it

If your heart isn’t in the job, and there’s no chance of that changing any time soon, it’s time to move on, my friend.

10. The future looks dull

Maybe you want to leave your job but you’re worried about what the future holds when it comes to the next step in your career. You’ve been with the same company for a long time, or you think you won’t earn as much somewhere else, aren’t the right reasons to stay. Whatever your concerns, have faith and start looking, your new dream job awaits you. Also, let Kaizen Recruitment help you with that!