No job is perfect. There are pluses and minuses to every job. But how do you know whether the problems you’re experiencing are just typical of the work environment or it’s time to move on? Consider these on-the-job deal breakers.
Sunday night sads
Everyone is disappointed when the weekend ends. If you had a fun or fulfilling weekend, you might dread going back to work on Monday, but how bad do your Sunday night blues get? If it’s more serious than just reminiscing about your weekend, and more like a complete sense of doom, you might want to consider whether it’s time to look for a new job
You’re not performing at your peak
If you’ve been at your job for a while, you’re probably pretty good at it. But if you reached a point where your performance is stagnating or even getting worse, it might be time to find new challenges, either inside your current company or with a new one.
You don’t get along with your manager
It’s been said that people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. If that’s true for you, consider what your options are before making the leap to a new job. You don’t want to end up in the same situation at a different company. Find out if there is an opportunity in a different department, if that’s an option. Also consider what you don’t like about your current manager, so you can ask questions in your next interview to avoid working for the same sort of manager.
You have concerns about the company
If your current job is in a dying industry or if there are signs the company is not financially healthy, consider looking for a new job now, while the economy is in good shape and there’s plenty of opportunities to be found. Warning signs may include cutbacks or layoffs even in a strong economy. Also, if you are in an industry or job that is being replaced by technology, it may be time to explore your options.
You’re just ready for a change
It’s perfectly natural to change jobs every two to three years. It can help you advance your skills and possibly make a bit more money. This is a good time to see what opportunities might be available to you, so even if you’re not ready to make a move now, you’ll be prepared when the time comes.
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