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5 signs it's time to look for a new job

4 months ago by Daniel Stargatt
5 signs it's time to look for a new job

It’s never easy to know when the right time is to move jobs, as there are always negatives with any job. However the five points we have listed below are points that shouldn’t be ignored as these are usually key signs that can impact your career and job satisfaction and harm career progression. 

If you relate to any of the below then maybe it’s time to start considering your options and looking at what other opportunities are out there for you: 

You’ve nowhere else to go

Career progression is key for a successful and happy career and it can be highly demotivating to know that you have nowhere else to go in your current company. In a recent survey over 85% of millennials said that job development is important, which just goes to show that job satisfaction is a huge motivator for an employee staying in a particular company, do you feel the same? 

Have you been in the same position for three years or more, do you feel that your output and work is of a high standard and benefitting your business commercially? If you have answered yes to both of these questions and you haven’t been offered or even considered for a promotion or pay increase then it could be time for you to start looking for a new company. 

You’re not gaining any new skills

The majority of professionals want work that both stimulates and engages them. If you get to the point where your work is not offering you this then you will start becoming disengaged with your job and company, which can lead to complacency and managers questioning your output and standard of work. 

It is important to always learn new skills and feel that you are being tested as this is the best way to gain valuable experience and skills. If you feel that your role or the company won’t allow for more responsibility or new projects then maybe it’s time to start looking at other opportunities that will stretch and challenge you. 

You’re bored

There’s nothing worse than being bored at work. Being bored at work ultimately has a huge knock on effect to the level or quality in your work as you have lost interest and care for what you’re doing. Yes of course employees must take responsibility for standards of work but sometimes it’s just too difficult to get yourself motivated to give everything you have got when you lack enthusiasm. 

On top of this, when you start to get bored of your job you immediately start questioning if it’s the right profession for you. This way of thinking can often cause a knee jerk reaction and poor decision making for your future, when actually all you needed to do was to look for a new opportunity with another company that excites you. 

Sunday evening blues

Most of us at some point have felt this and you will probably agree it’s not a nice feeling. Now don’t just immediately jump to the conclusion that this feeling means it’s time to start looking for a new job, as this feeling could be just down to work being busy or you’re in the middle of a testing project that is causing stress. However, if you are feeling the Sunday evening blues every Sunday and you are dreading going into work then maybe it is time to start looking for other opportunities. 

You’re just not happy at your current company

Lastly and probably the most obvious sign is the one where you just don’t enjoy your job and the company you work for. It’s ok to feel like this as sometimes you get into a situation where you just don’t like where you are and what you are doing. The best advice we can give you, if you are in this situation, is to write down all the pros and cons about why you are feeling like and the part of the job you don’t like doing before you start looking for other jobs. This will help you focus on what it is you actually want to do and prevent you from falling into the same situation again at another company. 

What next...

If you have read this and you can relate to one of more of the points discussed then it’s probably time for you to make a change and gain control of your career. Come and check out all of the great construction jobs we have available or get in touch with us today and we can help you get a job that will fit you and your needs.

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