After searching long and hard for a job, and making it through a rigorous recruiting process, there is a well-deserved feeling of elation and satisfaction that comes from getting hired. Once that feeling wears off, however, it might become clear that this is not the right job for you. That puts you in a difficult position – do you stick it out even if you’re miserable or struggling, or make a break and commit to the uncertainty of unemployment once again? Only you can decide for sure, but look out for these signs that it’s time to move on.

  • You’re on the Wrong Path – You know where you want to be in a year, five years, and ten years. If your goals are out of step with what your current employer is able to offer, you’re only going to grow more discontent in your job.
  • You’re a Bad Culture Fit – You can be perfectly qualified for a job, but simply a bad fit for a company. If you feel like you can’t be yourself at work, or that the work you’re doing conflicts with your personal beliefs and values, you will never feel fully comfortable in the office.
  • You’re Feeling Misled – You applied for this job feeling like you were interested in the work being offered and capable of being successful at it. But then you showed up and found that your daily responsibilities were far different than the ones described in the job description. Feeling like your employer has tricked you only leads to bitterness and resentment.
  • You’re at Odds With the Boss – You want to make a good impression and turn in a good performance, but you and your boss can’t seem to get on the same page. Whether the fault is yours or his, your relationship is simply toxic. This situation will get worse before it gets better.
  • You’re Bored and Tired – You don’t expect a day at work to be a picnic in the park, but it shouldn’t be an experience you dread either. If you find yourself constantly watching the clock, coming in late or calling in sick, and leaving every day feeling depressed and drained, you’re giving too much of yourself to your job.

At RennerBrown, we strive to find job seekers the right job, not just the available job. If for some reason one of our professional partners feels like a placement is not working out, we immediately get to work finding alternatives. Once the right opportunity presents itself, both the employee and the new employer get more out of the relationship. If you feel it’s time to move on, let RennerBrown help you find the right new path.

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