5 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job

Employee Quit


In a recent survey, LinkedIn found that 85 percent of employed adults would be open to talking with a recruiter. These people, referred to as “passive” candidates, recognize that something better could be out there, and they’re willing to explore other opportunities. But they’ve become comfortable in the job they have.

It’s human nature to avoid change — and many people will stay at their current job even if they’re not happy. Have you ever found yourself fantasizing about quitting your job for something better? Are you a passive candidate who is simply comfortable in your current job and are unwilling to proactively find something else?

If any of the following describe you, then it could be time to find a new job:

You Lack Passion

If you wake up every morning dreading your impending work day, it’s time to find a new job. You once felt passion for your job — you were excited to make a meaningful contribution to your company. But since then, other factors — dealing with difficult people, feeling undervalued, poor work/life balance — have caused your passion to dwindle. If your passion for your job is gone, chances are it’s led you to underperform. When you no longer have the drive you once had and are simply going through the motions every day, it’s time to seek new opportunities.

Your Career is Stagnant

When you started your job, you aspired to climb the corporate ladder. But to your dismay, you’ve been relegated to the position in which you started with no hope of going anywhere. Don’t settle for the way things are. If your job hasn’t lived up to your career expectations, it’s on you to find an opportunity that aligns with your career goals.

You’re Not Building Your Skills

To grow your career, you need to consistently build your skills. Without opportunities for professional development, your career will stay stagnant. If you aren’t taking on new responsibilities or being given the opportunity to build your skills, you may be in a dead end job.

Your Boss Doesn’t Recognize Your Full Potential

You do well with the responsibilities you’ve been tasked with. And you know you could do more. But your boss hasn’t recognized that you can take on more meaningful responsibilities. What’s worse, no one has identified areas of improvement that would lead to you gaining more responsibilities. If you know you are not living up to your full potential at work, it’s time to seek new opportunities.

You Dislike Your Boss

Harvard Business Review found that 75 percent of people cite their immediate supervisor as the most stressful part of their job. There could be multiple reasons you dislike your boss — he haven’t set clear expectations for you, she doesn’t value your input, or they’re just plain rude. Whatever your reasons, you’re not happy with your leadership. And it’s probably time to find a new job.

You’ve Decided to Find a New Job. Now What?

When you finally decide to find a new job, you can use all the help you can get. Recruiters are a great, no-cost resource for job seekers. At Morgan Hunter, we will work with you to identify opportunities that align with your career goals. Our recruiters work as your ally by utilizing our network to find available positions that make sense for you. Many jobs we look to fill aren’t publicly advertised. By working with us, you will have a chance at these confidential opportunities that other job seekers miss out on

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