Everyone has a bad day, or even a bad week, now and then. And every job has its downside. But if you’re unhappy at work more often than you feel happy and fulfilled, it may be time to move on. Here are three signs that you should consider looking for a new job.
You’re No Longer Growing
While many companies provide ongoing opportunities to grow and stretch creatively, others are simply a dead end. If you feel like you’ve learned everything there is to learn in your position, schedule a meeting with your boss to map out a new path. If the meeting is fruitless, or the new opportunities never materialize, consider moving on. It’s not worth spending your life reliving the same workday over and over again.
You Can’t Shake the Crankiness
Your friends and family support you, and they’re generally willing to listen to you complain about a bad day or an annoying situation at work. But it’s not fair to subject them to endless bad moods because your job is consistently making you miserable. Over time, your ongoing crankiness can actually damage your relationships. If you’re constantly in a bad mood, and you feel like your job is to blame, do yourself and your loved ones a favor and consider doing something new.
You’re Out of Balance
What do you do in your off time? What topics do you love to research and discuss? What kinds of books do you read? Now, what do these things have to do with your work? If you’re laughing and shaking your head, it might be time to dig a little deeper.
Very few people’s careers perfectly align with their passions. But if there’s nothing about your work that motivates and excites you, is it really the right place for you? When you feel passionate about at least one aspect of the work itself, that passion can carry you through the less exciting parts of your job. But if you’re only doing it for a paycheck, it’s easy to fall into a general funk. Consider looking for a job that more closely aligns with who you truly are.
If you’re ready to take the first steps into your future, contact Pro Resources today.