Signs Your Current Job Isn’t Right For You
The average person has seven careers over his or her lifetime and an even greater number of individual jobs. Chances are, at least a few of them are going to be a bad fit. What are the Signs Your Current Job Isn’t Right For You?
Rather than dwell on what you’re not doing, try to see this as a good thing — each “wrong” job provides information and experience you need to make better decisions about your career. That said, if you find yourself planning an exit strategy instead of preparing for work on Sunday night, it might be time to move on from your current position. This article might help you to find out if your current job isn’t right for you.
Finding the right job requires time, patience and, let’s be honest, the occasional grunt work. The first step to something better is identifying that it’s time to make a change. Below, seven career and business coaches from Forbes Coaches Council share some key signs that indicate when it’s time to move on.
1. There’s No Room to Grow
2. You Aren’t Happy to Show Up in the Morning
3. Your Job Doesn’t Align With Your Personal Mission Statement
I ask all of my clients to write a personal mission statement, which includes their never-changing purpose. Once you’ve written that statement, compare it to your job duties and decide whether or not the organization’s mission aligns with your personal mission. If misalignment exists, it’s time to unlock your potential. – Michael S. Seaver, Seaver Consulting, LLC
4. You’re Bored or You Have Strained Work Relationships
One huge warning sign that your current job is not the right fit for you is boredom. When I have work to do but still feel bored, then I know that it is time for a change. Another big warning sign is your relationship with your co-workers and supervisor. If your working relationships are strained, then the company culture may not be right for you. – Jasmine Briggs, Creatively Inspired Coaching
5. You Suffer From the “Grass Is Greener” Syndrome
One way to tell that your job and you are no longer soulmates is if you suffer from the “grass is greener” syndrome. If you are looking for jobs online when you know you should be working; asking your friends what they do for a living and if they like it; or getting easily distracted from your work duties (and focus isn’t normally an issue for you), it may be time to consider a move. – Laura Labovich, The Career Strategy Group
6. The Snooze Button Becomes a Way of Life
If you’re dreading waking up in the morning to go work, you have a problem. Your body is an amazing machine and will often give you many signals that a job or situation isn’t right. When you dread what you’re doing, getting out of bed to go to this job may become challenging. That snooze button may become a way of life. Pay attention to your internal alarm. – Cha Tekeli, Chalamode, Inc.
7. Work Feels Like an Itchy Shirt
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