5 Signs You Should Look for a New Job

How do you know when to start looking for a new job?  What are the signs?  With unemployment rates at record lows, NOW is the time to dust off your resume.  Need more help deciding?  Here are 5 signs you should look for a new job:

Sign 1:  Your job performance is starting to suffer.

When you start a job, you’re on time or early every day.  You put in extra hours on the weekends, and you go above and beyond what was required of you to get the job done.  However, you may notice a few changes in your work ethic.  Are you arriving 15-20 minutes late or putting in minimal effort to get the job done?  You’re just going through the motions without any excitement or motivation?  These are signs that your heart just isn’t into the job anymore.  It may be time to move on.

Sign 2:  You’ve hit a learning ceiling at your current job.

Starting a new job can offer an abundance of excitement and learning opportunities.  You’re learning a new company culture, you’re meeting new people, you’re learning new skills, protocols, SOPs. After a while, however, you might feel as if you’ve moved beyond your position intellectually, especially if you’re not learning anything new.  So, what do you do?  First, you should try speaking to your boss to see if you can be given new responsibilities or a possible promotion, particularly if you still like the job and the company you work for.  If your boss isn’t open to those ideas, you may want to look for a new job that will you give you more opportunity for growth.

Sign 3:  You and your boss don’t get along.

If you’ve had a career where you haven’t had a boss you didn’t like, consider yourself lucky.  Most people in the workforce have had a boss with whom they didn’t have the best relationship.  How do you know, though, if it’s a non-issue that will pass or if it’s something that is more serious?  Do you feel like when you step in the office, you’re walking on eggshells, that sense of dread that at any time your boss will fire you?  Well, if your blood pressure goes through the roof because of your interactions with your boss, or you’re unfairly micromanaged, or worse, you’re in an abusive situation, a new job is probably in order.

Sign 4:  Your company is financially unstable.

Many companies experience economic strain because of competition, lack of clients, the overall economy, etc.  So, in efforts to save money, your company might have to turn to layoffs, and each day you may wonder if that day will be your turn.  Job insecurity can lead to a decline in performance and over positivity in the work environment.  Feeling that you could lose your job at any moment is a viable reason to start looking for a new job while you still have one.

Sign 5:  You want to make a career change.

A couple of scenarios:  You’ve worked in the same industry for 15 years and are quite frankly bored, or you daydream about the thought of a new career path and find it exciting.  A change in your career can be a solid motivator to put yourself out there in search of a job.  But, don’t limit yourself to the skills you’ve learned in your current career.  Think outside the box, and you may discover skills you have that you didn’t even know were valuable.  Also, listen to your instincts.  Trust yourself and what your gut tells you.


After reading this post, do any of these 5 signs speak to you?  You deserve to be happy in your career, and if you’re ready, Professional Staffing Group, LLC, in Jackson, Mississippi, is here to help each step of the way!  We have a variety of available jobs and clients, and our goal is to help you find a job that is perfect for you.  Even if you aren’t sure of your next move or if you even want to consider another job, we encourage you to go ahead and register with us.  Start your exciting journey TODAY by clicking the button below and contacting us today!

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