If your job is putting you to sleep it’s time to wake from your slumber and start looking for something new. Here are our top warning signs that it may be time to make a career move.
Stuck In An Infinite Loop
We understand that your job can’t always be fun and exciting, but if your job has stopped challenging you and feels more like a boring chore that you have to repeat every single day, it’s time to dust off your CV and get yourself back into the job market.
Your job should in some way fulfill you – sitting in a dead-end job will negatively affect your life, even outside working hours. Getting a new job might give you a renewed sense of purpose and as an added bonus, have positive effects on your career and life goals.
You feel like you’ve lost your voice in the crowd and you might as well be made from glass. Your company is also not using your skills and experience to their advantage. Have you been overlooked when it was promotion time?
Being ignored by your peers, manager or boss can have devastating effects on your self-esteem. If your once-trusted opinions are no longer being taken to heart, start looking for a way out.
This Is The End
You’ve been in more or less the same position the past few years and so far, no interest has been shown in your career development. You feel like your job has stagnated and salary increases, training and job responsibility changes is non-existent.
If you repeatedly ask for a change in job roles, more responsibility and upskilling, but falls on deaf ears every time, it’s time to start looking at other opportunities.
If you are blatantly being overlooked when promotions and new hiring takes place are big warning signs. It can be as simple as your boss not liking you or that you clash with one of your team members.
If you no longer feel part of the team and genuinely experience unfair treatment that’s limiting your career and potential, find a new job first, then leave.
Do you feel that your personal values don’t match up with your companies? It might have been great at the start, but companies and their cultures evolve, just like we as people do as we get older. Maybe your company merged or hired new management?