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When Is It Time to Quit and Look for a New Job?

If you have ever been stuck in a job you don’t like or feeling like you’ve hit a wall in your career, you may have found yourself looking for a sign on what to do next. Oftentimes, these feelings can get in the way of your productivity and even make your morale suffer in the long run. So, how do you know when it is time to quit and look for a new job? Here are a few signs to look for.

You Have Started Dreading Work

One of the first true signs it is time to look for a new job is that you begin dreading going into work. When you lay down at night, you are flooded with thoughts of returning to the job the next day. If this is you, it is probably time to quit and look for a new job. Put in your two weeks notice and start looking for something better.

Procrastination Seems to Be Your Job

Another hint that it may be time to put in your notice is that you find yourself procrastinating more than you are actually working on projects. This is a tell-tale sign that you are no longer engaged with your day-to-day work.

Your Health is Taking a Hit

If you have noticed differences in your physical or emotional health, it can also be a sign you need to think about switching jobs. This is often because you are overworking yourself and don’t have the time it takes to truly look after your own health and wellness. No job is worth that.

Simply Put: You’re Overqualified

Of course, everyone has been in a position where they had to take a job to get by. However, being overqualified for a job can lead to you feeling stuck. This will ultimately lead to a decrease in your own productivity and morale. If this is the case, begin putting feelers out for jobs that will better suit your skills.

Other Companies Are Reaching Out

A lot of the time companies will send recruiters to search for new talent and they may come across your profile because of the skills you have. If you are already unhappy in your position, feel free to take this as a sign. It means that there are other opportunities available to you when you decide to leave.

The Environment is Negative

Your work environment can make a huge difference in how you feel about your career. If you are constantly working in a negative space, you may even start to lose passion for a career you once loved. If you are reading this thinking, “That’s me,” it may be time to start looking for a new job.

Your Company’s Culture Just Isn’t a Good Fit

Negativity in the environment can stem from the company culture simply not being a good fit for what you crave in your career. For example, if you would love a more flexible position and be able to work on your own schedule, a traditional nine-to-five job probably isn’t the best choice for you. When the culture itself isn’t a good fit, it can leave you with a lot of negative feelings about the organization and your career as a whole.

Job seekers can make their search a little easier by working with a staffing agency. They can help you find a company whose culture you’ll fit into and fully utilize all of your skills. The Bradley Group can help you find a position that is the perfect fit for you.

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