If youíre not as happy with your job as you were a year ago itís time to step back and analyze your career life. Here are five signs that it might be time to look for a new job.
- You dread Mondays
- Are often bored at work
- Your new boss is a bully
- Have no enthusiasm or sense of self-worth
- Question your choice of industry or occupation
Any of the above signs indicate a need for change. The biggest career mistake is to ignore those indicators. A head-in-the-sand mentality can lead to a downward career spiral that ends with disappointment and ďwhat ifĒ regrets.
Here are three great ways to facilitate positive change.
- Analyze your career choice.
Donít make the mistake of throwing away a good career (ex. accounting, sales, finance) when the problem is really the person you work for. On the flip side, if youíre not cut out for sales, then simply changing employers isnít going to help the problem.
- Update your resume.
Updating your resume can give you a great confidence boost. Youíll feel better immediately if you know you are ready whenever opportunity knocks.
- Brush up your interview skills.
Youíll feel much more confident and comfortable if your interview skills are honed before you step into the first interview.
If you meet two or more of the five indicators of job dissatisfaction itís probably time to make a change. Donít procrastinate your decision to make a change for the better. As time goes by your work-place problems may very well intensify. If you wait too long you may end up acting in desperation which seldom leads to the best outcomes
- Deborah Walker, CCMC
Resume Writer ~ Career Coach