Job satisfaction is one of those things that it’s hard to measure. It can be easy to get stuck in a rut and just get used to feeling a bit fed up. Thing is, how do you know if you’re stuck in a rut?
You don’t need to hate your job to look for a change. Your job is such a huge part of your life that it has a massive effect on the way you feel, including your overall happiness.
We’ve put together some signs to look for that might mean you’re ready for a move.
Signs it’s time to leave your job
A little stress at work is normal – in fact, it can be good for your productivity. But if you feel like you’re stressing all the time, about a deadline or office politics, it’s time to get out of there. It’s not healthy to feel stressed all the time.
You don’t like the people you work with.
What more do we need to say? If you don’t feel comfortable at work, you’ll be miserable. Even if you’re at a great company or have excellent career prospects – if you don’t get along with people in your team, it’s going to massively impact your happiness. It’s often overlooked, but the atmosphere of a company is really important. Sometimes the culture may not be a great fit, and that’s okay.
Work is taking over your life.
A good work-life balance is essential for your overall health. If you want to stay late or do overtime that’s fine, but when work starts to eat its way into all your spare time, it’s time to take a step back and evaluate your priorities. It’s great to love your job, but you need to be able to switch off – you’ll work better for it!
Your commute is awful.
Sometimes you have to stick out a tough commute, but if you’re literally spending hours on the train or in the car every day, is it really worth it?
You’re not motivated anymore.
When you first start a job you’re energised and motivated to give it your all. Do you still feel passionate and excited about your work? If not, it could be time to look elsewhere. Life’s too short to be in a job that doesn’t excite and motivate you.
Know what you’re worth and be assertive about it. Plenty of companies will try and get away with paying as little as possible, and salaries for the same role often vary even in the same company – so you need to be happy with what you’re taking home each month.
There’s no challenge.
Challenge is good; it gets you out of your comfort zone and pushes you to grow and improve. Your role should present some challenges, be it on a performance or personal development level. If there’s no challenge in your role and the day-to-day monotony is getting you down, it could be time to look for a new opportunity.
Find a new job with Premier Resourcing
At Premier Resourcing we want you to love your job. We’re passionate about getting PR professionals the best PR jobs in London. We work with exciting companies across the capital to bring you senior level opportunities. If it’s time for a change, check them out!