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7 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job

May 6, 2020 | Career Blog

Leaving your job is a very tough call to make. There are so many reasons why that is: finding a new job can be hard, you don’t want to disappoint people, you’re comfortable with your team, the list can go on and on. However, if there is a problem and the problem is big enough, sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and leave.

Recognizing the Right Time

But how do you know if leaving is the best decision? After all, sometimes problems can be fixed, and you don’t want to be rash with a life change like this. To help you make up your mind, here are 7 signs that it’s time to find a new job.

1. You’re Not Performing Like You Used To

It’s nice to be comfortable where you work. However, it’s easy to mistake boredom with comfortability. It’s pretty obvious to everyone when you are no longer excited about your job. The more you lose interest, it’s easier to:

  • Let deadlines slip past you so you are submitting your tasks late.
  • Only put in the bare minimum amount of effort.
  • Stop checking your emails.
  • Only partially listen to feedback.
  • Lose all motivation to try.

If you have gotten to the last one, you probably know already there isn’t much hope left. People usually find themselves here because of the way they feel about the job, the employer, the role, or even the industry. Make sure you know what the case is for you so you can be sure to consider it when looking for your next job.

2. You’re Dreading Going to Work

True, a lot of people would rather stay in their cozy beds or curl up on the couch and watch their favorite television series over going into work. That’s a pretty normal thing. However, if you are biting your nails or getting tummy aches over the idea of having to do your job, something is definitely wrong. There is a big difference between getting anxiety over it and just wishing you could relax a little. If you really dislike your job so much that it’s causing depression, it’s time for a change.

3. Your Loved Ones Are Telling You to Quit

Yikes! If the people that care about you the most think you need to quit your job, that’s a huge red flag. It’s one thing if you have a possessive friend or significant other who wishes they had more time with you. But if most of your loved ones agree on this issue, you should probably listen to them. These are the people that want you to live your best life. They wouldn’t collectively agree on the matter if it wasn’t a real issue.

4. You Know You’re Getting Let Go

Maybe a lot of people have been getting laid off lately and something gives you the sense that you’re next. Or, you and your manager don’t see eye to eye and you’ve noticed them interviewing people lately. Whatever it is that gives you the inkling that you could be fired soon, it’s best to start looking for a replacement job immediately. This will give you security if what you suspect actually does come true. It’s also not a bad idea to jump ship before you’re fired. Doing so will sound a lot better to your next employer, as getting fired doesn’t put you in a very good light.

5. You Are Skipped Over for a Promotion

If this does happen to you, try to find out the reasoning for it. It may be that you don’t have enough experience yet or the right credentials. But if someone with less seniority is promoted before you, that could be a sign that something isn’t right.

6. People No Longer Talk to You

If you aren’t getting the usual updates from management or being asked to give input on decisions when you used to, it’s possible that you’re being pushed out. Do you really love this job? Do you have a good relationship with management? If so, express your concerns. However, if you are not happy in the job, the best thing to do is to start looking for a replacement position now.

7. You are Being Disrespected at Work

People can be really immature. It happens in every industry. If it is obvious that coworkers are talking about you in a disrespectful way or you are being ganged up on, go to the boss about it. If the boss knows and doesn’t do anything, get out of there. If the boss is the one disrespecting you from the start, again, get out of there. You should feel safe and accepted where you work.

Need Help Finding a Job?

Did you find yourself checking any of those boxes? Well, it may be time to consider a change of scenery. When you are ready, Allegiance Staffing can help you find your next job! Reach out to us today to learn more.