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The impact of the pandemic has left many people questioning whether their current role is right for them moving forward. Does the role offer the same satisfaction and fulfillment as it did, pre-covid?

Thinking about changing jobs in the current climate may seem daunting, but that is where we come in. We are helping candidates navigate the new world of work to ensure that they secure the right next step in their career.

For many, the opportunity to work entirely or partially from home has given employees flexibility in a way they never thought would be possible, until now. For others, they may be questioning how they were treated during the pandemic and feel they are no longer aligned with the values of the business.

Whatever you may be questioning about your role, the pandemic has given us the time to evaluate what we want from our careers like never before and as normality resumes, it’s time to consider your options.

So, how do you distinguish between when you just need a little time to unwind and when it’s time to start seriously looking for other positions? Check out our warnings signs below that indicate you should consider a new role.

  1. You don’t feel valued

When you don't feel your input is valued by your employer, your work can become less fulfilling. One of the underlying components of healthy relationships is about being appreciated. If you do not feel your contributions at work are important, recognised, and respected, you might want to consider moving on.

  1. You find yourself feeling negative

If you find yourself complaining and feeling negative more often than not, then it's a sure sign it's time to consider a change. If you stay in a role and feel underappreciated, underpaid or undervalued, those negative feelings will continue and as a result impact your performance, relationships and reputation at work.

  1. It feels like ‘work’

Of course, it is technically “work” whatever the role, but if it no longer brings you joy, and you often find yourself thinking about making a change, then it may be time to make a transition. Those who enjoy their jobs don't dwell on the fact that it's "work." They enjoy the challenge it brings and are satisfied to a point where most days it doesn't feel like work.

  1. You don’t believe in the company like you used to

When you started the role, the company seemed full of possibilities, and you felt proud to identify yourself as an employee of your organisation. But recently you’ve noticed a change and your belief or confidence in the organisation isn’t what it was.

Perhaps the company has taken some commercial or strategic decisions that don’t sit well with you. Or maybe their flexibility doesn’t meet your needs and expectations. Whatever the reason, if you don’t support the company’s values and goals like you did before, then perhaps it’s time to move on.

  1. You find yourself clock-watching

There was a time where you used to wake up in the morning excited about the day ahead at work. You would take on extra projects and stay late to get work done. Now, you're counting down the minutes until you can log off and head home, and you find yourself tempted to just take on the minimum workload, rather than look for opportunities to go the extra mile.

The likelihood is that if you’re asking yourself whether you need to make the move, then there’s a good chance you probably do. Sure, everyone has bad days at work, however if the bad outweigh the good, then you have your answer.

Sure, the thought of moving jobs can be daunting, but a change also presents endless opportunities for personal and career growth. Trust yourself and trust your gut!

If you are considering a change in your current position, why not get in touch to see what opportunities we may have for you. To speak with a member of the team please contact us here.

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