5 signs that you should start looking for a new job

By June 16, 2020For Talent

Do you think you’re ready for a new job?

Are you having a tough time in work at the moment? Do you find yourself really struggling to spring out of bed in the morning? 

These are perfectly normal feelings, especially when you consider the times we’re currently living in. However, if you have felt a certain way towards your job for quite a while, it might be the right time to consider your options, and start looking for a new job. We know this can be a daunting experience, but it’s best to go with your gut on something like this.

So, how do you know if it might be time to start looking for a new job?

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Your sleeping patterns are a mess

If you have difficulty getting to sleep, or you wake up during the night with worries about your job, then it might be time to start looking elsewhere. Sleep is very important to your health, and job-induced stress can be a cause of poor sleep. Unfortunately, this can exacerbate a difficult situation, making a bad job seem even worse.

You complain about work (a lot)

At the end of the day, the perfect job doesn’t exist, and we all have days when we find ourselves complaining about work. However, if you notice yourself only complaining about your job, with nothing remotely positive to say, that is not a great sign. Plus, the people around you are probably worried about you, and how unhappy you seem. At the end of the day, we spend a lot of time doing our jobs, so there’s no point in staying in one that makes you negative. 

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Sunday fear

Listen, we all get Sunday fear, you can’t really avoid it! You’ve had a great weekend, and the idea of having to rise for work in the morning is making you a bit sad… normal by all accounts. However, if you find that your Sunday fear is getting way worse, to the point where you literally dread the next morning like no other, it may be time to revaluate. 

You find yourself searching

If you find yourself perched on sites like LinkedIn and Jobbio almost every day, scrolling and looking for something exciting, that is probably your brain telling you to get actively searching. Identify an hour or so each day after you’ve finished work, and start the application process for jobs that get you excited. 

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Your productivity is way down

This tends to be the biggest and most obvious sign that it might be time to move on to a new opportunity. If your productivity levels are down, if you can’t concentrate on the work you have to do, or you simply can’t be that bothered, start the job hunt. Nobody is winning in a situation where a person’s productivity is down because they’re not sure they like their job anymore. 

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Author Rebecca O'Keeffe

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