“I need a new job.” It’s a thought that dawns on everyone at some point, but for most people, the time to look for a new job pops up before those words enter your mind.
Some of the signs it’s time to start job hunting are subtle, and others much less so. Here are five indicators that you have one foot out the door.
You Aren’t Getting Paid What You’re Worth
In the time since you started your current job, you have grown your skills and capabilities. But does your salary reflect it?
If not, then you may need to job hunt. Even if you’re “happy enough,” being underpaid prevents you from investing in yourself, and it could hold you back in your career.
You Get the Sunday Scaries Every Week
Everyone has at least one Sunday when they wish they could skip the return to the office. But if you dread going back to work every single week or even every day then it’s time to find a job that you’ll enjoy.
Your Boss Isn’t Good at Their Job
Do you find that your boss is constantly behind or out of the loop? Are there skills they need but don’t have and don’t seem to be willing to get?
If you consistently outperform your boss, then you may need to look for a new job. Not only does an inadequate management team hold the company back, but they ultimately stop you from reaching your potential.
You’re Still Doing the Same Tasks You Started With
Are you still doing the rote tasks your boss assigned on day one? If everything about your role is the same but the stress levels are higher, then it might be time to start job hunting.
Your role should push your boundaries and challenge you in ways that stimulate growth. If you are stuck in neutral, then it may be time for a new role.
You Find Yourself Browsing Job Boards Just In Case
People who are satisfied with their job don’t browse job boards. Browsing job boards means acknowledging there’s something better out there and you want it.
So if you find yourself browsing LinkedIn or thinking about talking to a recruiter, then it’s time to commit and start your job hunt.
If you recognize any of these signs, then there’s a good chance you’ll either be looking for a job soon, or you’re already looking subconsciously.
Are you looking for a new role in 2021? At RightStone, we use a unique process to perfectly match candidates with clients by finding roles suited to your skills and personality. Get in touch to learn more about what we do.