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10 Signs It’s Time To Look For a New Job

Sticking with one company for your entire professional career seems to be a thing of the past.

One of the main reasons is there are so many more great companies in business nowadays with a wide array of work arrangements and benefits to appeal to job seekers.  No job, or company for that matter, is perfect, so how do you know when it’s time to look for a new job?

Before you start that process, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Have I been at this job long enough to give it a fair shake?
  • Have I gotten to know my team, my boss, my customers, and my duties and responsibilities long enough to know if this is a good fit for me?
  • Have I taken advantage of all of the training opportunities afforded to me?
  • Am I giving it my all, or am I just going through the motions?
  • Am I truly satisfied with what I’m doing and the impact I’m making on the company and my community?
  • Do my values and purpose line up with the companies?
  • Is this company acting ethically in all that they do?
  • Am I truly being heard and are my ideas and input being heard and valued?
  • Am I comfortable starting over at a new company (seniority, learning new systems/databases/programs, training, benefits, etc.?)

Here are 10 signs it’s time to invest the time into looking for a new job/career:

  1. The pandemic changed your mindset on how you view your job, the company, and what you’re doing on a day-to-day basis.
  2. You have a case of the Mondays… every day.
  3. Nothing about the job or company interests you anymore.
  4. You aren’t growing and/or advancing like you feel you should and/or need to be.
  5. You are burnt out and can’t handle it anymore.
  6. You haven’t received a raise in a while.
  7. Your boss is a micromanager; or, on the flip side, you can never get a hold of them.
  8. You seem to be receiving more and more messages from recruiters asking if you’re open to new opportunities.
  9. You were on’s website and discovered that you’re grossly underpaid for the job that you’re in (compared to others who have the same job title as you in your geographical region).
  10. You don’t feel safe at work (due to a lack of safe COVID policies, someone at work is harassing you, etc.)

If you end up filling out applications and get an interview scheduled, it’s important to ask questions in every interview. Click here to review my recent blog post of questions you can potentially ask in an interview that will impress the recruiter/hiring manager.

Once you receive an offer, you can review what’s typically negotiable by clicking here.

If the transportation industry, which (as of 2019), is almost an $800 billion industry, interests you, click here to view all of our current job openings.

Remember – the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. The grass is greener where you water it.

Author: Nick Stafford, Talent Acquisition Lead

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