Whether you’ve held your current position for a matter of months or have been a part of the crew for many years, it could very well be time for a change. Since you’re reading this, obviously there is some concern over your job and whether you’re working a position that’s still worth your time. Could it be time to dust off the resume or begin a new career training program and change your course of work altogether? Many signs suggest the time to change career paths has arrived. Pay attention to your life and take heed if you notice the six signs on the list below.
Sign One: You’re in a Bad Mood/Stressed Out
If you are always in a bad mood, maybe it’s caused by work-related stress. Stress is known as the silent killer in women. It leads to numerous health conditions and concerns, including heart disease. Stress is a part of everyone’s life, but minimizing it can improve your health and well-being.
Working at a job that you hate tends to cause bad moods, especially shortly before it’s time to head in for the day. When you dislike a job so much that it affects relationships with family and friends, there is no reason to continue working in the position any longer than necessary. Jobs come and go, but friends and family are forever. Don’t allow a job you hate to interfere with those important relationships.
Sign Two: You Think About Another Job
Do you find yourself browsing job boards looking for other jobs and other companies? Do you find yourself comparing your job to others, whether comparing the pay, the benefits, or something else? Do you revamp your resume often in case you need to quickly submit it to another company? When your mind is with another company or job, you’re only torturing yourself by staying where you are. If you are constantly thinking about working at another job or with another company, make an effort to find a new job as soon as possible.
Be sure to provide your current employer with adequate notice of your intentions to part ways. It is a respectable way to handle end-of-employment.
Sign Three: Complain, Complain, Complain
Do you find yourself constantly complaining about your job to friends, family, and anyone else who will listen? Constant complaints and gripes indicate that you’re worn out and the position no longer fits well with your needs. Don’t spend more days stressed, worried, and unhappy when changing career fields is the solution that you need. Your friends and family always have an ear to lend and a shoulder to lean on, but do yourself and those people a favor and stop putting yourself through the headaches with the current company you work for!
Sign Four: Sleep Interrupted
Both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Sleep Association (ASA) recommend adults get at least eight hours of sleep each night and sometimes more. Making up for sleepless nights isn’t possible and further stresses you out. When you lie awake at night dreading work the following day, stressed out about deadlines, or sulking over a boss that you do not like, consider dusting off the resume sooner rather than later.
Sign Five: Alcohol is Your New BFF
A drink after work or a night out at the bar with friends is exciting and a great way to relax. However, if you find yourself reaching for alcohol as a way to deal with work, co-workers, or a way to destress, etc., your job is hazardous to your health and probably not very productive for anyone. Alcohol is dangerous to your health and can lead to an addiction. If you need it to deal with work each day, start searching for positions elsewhere.
Sign Six: You Don’t Feel Valued
When we feel appreciated at work, productivity and happiness come naturally. When we lack this feeling of appreciation, however, we tend to do less in our jobs and put forth less effort to impress. If you don’t feel valued and your work suffers, move elsewhere and put your skills to work for a company that understands your worth for their company. It will change how you look at life.