5 Warning Signs You Need a New Job

Written by Michelle Ecker on Thursday, 19 October 2017. Posted in Careers, Healthcare

5 Warning Signs You Need a New Job

Have you been feeling unmotivated at work lately? You might just be caught in a creativity rut, but it could be a sign that it’s time for you to try something new. If you’re seemingly stuck in a holding pattern and can’t determine which next step is right for your professional aspirations, check out this list of some warning signs that you’ve outgrown your current role and need to move onto bigger and better things.

1. I Daydream About Different Jobs

On especially bad days at work, do you ever find yourself searching for job openings on Indeed or Monster, just to get an idea of what’s out there? Do you ever check out the job descriptions or role requirements to see if you’d be the right fit? Maybe the only thing holding you back from applying to these interesting new positions is that you’re afraid the only new jobs you’d qualify for are super similar to the one you already have.

It’s never a healthy feeling to think you’re stuck, and it doesn’t have to be that way. Thanks to NYICD’s inexpensive, entirely online and self-paced career courses, you can receive all the training and certifications required to prepare for a new career without having to go into debt or put your life on hold in the meantime.

2. I See Retirement as The End Goal

Do you see your job as nothing more than something you’re required to do in order to eventually reach your goal of retirement? You’ll waste a lot of time waiting for the future when instead you could be investing in an effort to make your present situation one that you can value and enjoy on its own. There’s no reason why you don’t deserve to be working at a job you look forward to every morning. If your current field of work doesn’t make you feel that way, it might be time to seriously consider making some changes.

3. I Complain a Lot

Does it ever seem like you come home from work every day and immediately start on a regular rant to family and friends about your coworkers, your company’s poor management or your terrible boss? While it’s totally normally to whine about something frustrating in the workplace from time to time, if complaining has seemingly become a part of your after-work routine, or if you’ve grown to associate your workplace and colleagues with annoyance and frustration, you’re probably not in the right place.

4. I Feel Tired All the Time

Are you not sleeping well? Does it seem like lately you suffer from headaches almost every single day? Are you often in a state of exhaustion and fatigue? These could all be signs that you’re experiencing chronic stress. If you wake up in the middle of the night feeling worried about work the next day, feeling overwhelmed or upset with management and coworkers, or just generally experiencing a mood of dread, your current job could be to blame.

5. I Dread Getting Up in the Morning

While some of us just characteristically “aren’t morning people” and never have been, if this is a newer issue you’re experiencing it could also be a sign of a much bigger problem in your life. When you lack passion for what you do, when you find yourself feeling bored, unchallenged and unmotivated all day long at work, it’s no surprise that you eventually start to dread showing up to a place where you constantly feel dissatisfied and unenthusiastic.

Moving Forward

If you’ve been feeling less productive, less passionate and less satisfied with your current situation lately, you shouldn’t feel like anything is holding you back from making a change. While we completely understand common fears of going back to school or finding a new job, we’re here to assure you that where there’s a will, there’s a way. From flexible, inexpensive payment plans to self-paced, work-whenever-you-can online courses, NYICD is here with a promise that our courses can get you certified and career-ready by this time next year.

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