Do you feel like you’re in the wrong job? Are you unhappy and spinning your wheels rather than growing and learning? If so, it may be time to find a new job. If your current position is no longer satisfying, quitting for a new job is worth the chance.
Here are the signs that it’s time to get a new job.
Do you feel like you can’t catch your breath? Do you dread going in to work every morning? Do Sundays spike your anxiety? If you feel overworked without any relief on the horizon, it may be time to start looking for another opportunity. Sometimes, taking the initiative and going above and beyond helps your career. Still, if it has only landed you in a position to do extra work without additional gratitude or compensation, it’s time to make a change.
There is No Room for Growth
Have you topped out in your organization? When you ask for more growth opportunities or additional training, does management dismiss you? If so, you may have reached the highest level of your company, and it’s time to look for the next step elsewhere. It’s normal to want more opportunities for the future, so don’t settle for what you have now.
You Don’t Get Along with Coworkers
Sometimes the issue isn’t the job itself but the environment. Do you deal with toxic attitudes in the workplace? Do you feel like you don’t fit in? Have you ever been bullied with no help from management? These are all signs that you need to find a new workplace. And even if the relationships aren’t abusive, you can choose to change your environment if you simply don’t connect with the people you work with.
You Don’t Want to Go to Work
Do you find yourself struggling to get to work in the morning? Maybe you are chronically late. It might not be a character flaw; it might be your subconscious telling you something. If you struggle to get to work or don’t want to go, that’s a warning sign. You don’t have to have any other factors other than general discomfort to point out red flags. If you don’t like what you do, it’s time to do something else.
Have you recently discovered that you’re underpaid in your position? Has it been a while since you got a raise, or are raises minuscule at best? More employees are discovering their worth and can get a much more significant boost in salary by moving on to a new position. Don’t settle for what you’re being paid. If your research shows you can earn more elsewhere, it’s time to start looking.