When you have been in a role for awhile, or when you see new people coming into the company, it can set off a desire to have a fresh start and pursue a new role. This isn’t always a good idea as if you are feeling unfulfilled in our role, you may take the first opportunity that comes along, but this might not be the right one for you. Here are six bad reasons suggested by The Guardian to change jobs:
Your friends may be talking about how great their jobs are at the moment, or they may have received a pay rise recently which may make you feel envious. Though, they are probably not telling you the downsides e.g. more hours, a bigger workload or added stress. Every workplace is different and you can’t compare your career to that of your friends. If you are going to leave your job, don’t do it just to keep up with your friends.
It is common to feel unfulfilled in your current role due to being on top of your workload. If you feel like this, is it really necessary to go for a completely new role? Or would it make more sense to ask for more responsibility, aim towards a promotion or try and sign up for more training? By doing this, it will give you more options when you do look for a new role.
The opposite to feeling bored, is feeling overworked. Having a large workload and the stress that comes with it can be a major reason to being unhappy in a job. Consider whether you have quiet periods coming that will make it more manageable, or discuss with your manager if deadlines can be extended or whether the workload can be adjusted.
Having a Bad Day or Week
Everyone has a bad day, even if you adore your job; there is still the chance of having a bad day. This could also stretch into a bad week or even a bad month, which may lead you to think that a new job is the only option. You should think of the good days that you’ve had in this role and see if these elements that made the role enjoyable are still there. Try not to let a few bad periods rush you into what could also be a bad decision.
The role you’re in becomes a big part of your life, which also means that those around you also do. With any group of people, there will be the odd individual that you won’t get on with, but should this be the reason to change jobs? Unless you have had a big argument, there are always ways to tolerate colleagues you’re not keen on. Try and keep the contact with these individuals to a minimum, but if that’s not possible and you have to work closely, keep it professional. Focus on the job in hand and what you need to do to achieve your goals and targets.
By being successful in a role, it will make you want to aim higher. However, if you feel your success is not being recognised, you may start to consider moving on. Patience is important in this situation, a period of good results won’t get you promoted overnight, so concentrate on keeping that momentum going and you should eventually get the recognition you deserve. If you still don’t, you will be in a much stronger position when it comes to looking for a new role.