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Does Your Job Suit You?

Wong Shu Lee  

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  May 19, 2022

Sometimes, a job opportunity looks better on paper than it truly is in reality. You may want to stick it out for a bit and give it a chance, but when your job starts making you question your decision to get out of bed each morning, it may be time to take a step back and reevaluate. 

 

Admitting a new job isn’t the best fit can be defeating and scary, especially if you made a career change or left a good position. However, it’s important to recognize when something isn’t working for you or your career goals. 

 

Below are some key warning signs that your current job may not be ‘The One’ for you. 

 

#1 Sunday nights fill you with dread

 

Sadly, some people have a recurring case of the Sunday night blues—meaning they dread going back to work every week. That kind of job anxiety isn’t healthy, and it can even cause your career to stall out if you let it reach a breaking point.

 

#2 Your values don’t align with the company’s mission

 

So many career specialists talk about the importance of “cultural fit”—yet, many professionals still make the mistake of working for an employer that doesn’t match their core values. One reason that happens is that it can be difficult for a job seeker, as an outsider, to accurately assess a prospective employer’s culture. 

 

#3 There’s no room for advancement

 

In an ideal world, your career is always on an upward trajectory. But, if your job tops out and there are no opportunities for a promotion, don’t wait around for one to magically materialize. It’s your responsibility to find a company where your career can continue to climb.

 

#4 Your skills are stagnant

 

To stay on top of your game, you must be consistently learning new skills, while also sharpening the skills you have. If you’re not getting the technical training or support that you need from your company, it’s time to find a job at a company that does.

 

#5 You’re a loner at work

 

Workplace friendships are crucial. Studies show having friends at work can improve not only job satisfaction but also job performance. Consequently, if you’re not clicking with anyone in your office, you could be at the wrong job. 

 

#6 You’re reading this article

 

If you’re reading this article, you might be looking for signs that confirm your job is a poor fit, and if that’s the case, it’s probably time to find a new job. Need help with your job search? Join ZOM-IN today for free and start your search now! 

 

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