The beauty of a new year is that many people are thinking in fresh new mindsets when it comes to their health, their habits, their relationships, their goals, and their careers. This is the perfect opportunity to evaluate how you feel about your current employer. You might have been passed over a for a promotion for the third time. You might not have received the raise that you thought you were going to get or you’re burnout in your current position and want to see what else is out there. There are a variety of reasons as to why a person is looking for a new position. However, some indicators show you that you need to go back to job hunting. Here are seven ways to know that it’s time to look for a new job:
- You lost your passion: Maybe when you first started your job, you would come to work 15-30 minutes early to get a head start and couldn’t wait to contribute 110 percent to your workday. However, over the past couple of months or years, you now feel that passion has fizzled and you do the bare minimum every day.
- You take more sick/personal/vacation days: There was one point where you took little to no vacation days because you were super dedicated. Now if you have a slight cough, you’re taking a sick day. You use up every vacation and personal day you have because you hate being in the office.
- Your wardrobe has become more casual: You might have been office chic when you first started, and now you don’t care. You don’t plan the night ahead. You don’t iron your shirts or skirts. You just show up with whatever is in the closet.
- Your boss doesn’t value you and you feel unappreciated: You work hard and in fact over and beyond the call of duty of your job description, but your boss or department take you for granted. You’ve gotten passed over for promotions and your boss provides more criticism than praise.
- Your performance review wasn’t the best: Because you aren’t giving your all, your performance has shown. Your last performance review wasn’t that great. In fact, it’s falling and you have been told to shape up or get out.
- Approaching the building of your job gives you a panic attack or anxiety: As you commute to work, you have an empty pit at the bottom of your stomach. You don’t want to go and you dread going every single day.
- You have stress-related illnesses: The stress from your job is causing your blood pressure to increase, unexpected weight loss/gain, headaches and migraines, depression and anxiety, gastrointestinal problems and heart diseases.
- Toxic work environment: When the whole atmosphere is a cesspool of negativity, it can affect your mood and how you view your work.
If you can relate to one or more of these, it might be time to find a new job. Remember while not all jobs are perfect, but you can control how your career flourishes.
Are you searching for a new job this year?