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8 Signs It’s Time For A New Job


According to the Office for National Statistics the average person will change jobs 5-7 times during their working life, in fact, LinkedIn recently released a report stating that out of 313 million members, 25% are active job seekers and 60% are considered to be passive job seekers (‘open for new opportunities’). So, with that being said, what are the top signs that it is time for a new job? After talking to candidates H2R Selection has put together a list of 8 common signs that it is time for a job change:

  • Lack of challenges and opportunities

Have you peaked within your role? Are you feeling complacent? And most importantly, are you bored?

These are indicators that it’s time for something new and exciting but also challenging! If your current role can’t offer training opportunities or progression and your feeling like you have hit a plateau, then maybe it’s time to move on.

  • Difference in values and ethics

Latest studies and articles suggest that around 37% of employees are changing jobs and leaving companies if the company values, morals and ethics do not align with their own. And research carried out by consultancy, Global Tolerance found that when searching for a job 40% of job seekers want to work for an organisation which strives to have a positive impact both socially and environmentally.

  • Work Life Balance / Need for flexibility

The working environment has changed dramatically since the dreaded C-Word there is an emphasis on flexible working options and also the importance of self-care and having a healthy work life balance.

  • Do you hate Mondays?

So most people, don’t particularly enjoy Mondays, but if you HATE Mondays with an absolute passion this is a strong indication that A. You are really not enjoying your job and B. This is a pretty strong sign its time to move on.

  • Clock watching

Are you counting down the hours, minuets, and seconds until either your next break or the end of the day? This is yet another sign that it’s time to move on.

  • Knowing your worth

Did you know that the average salary increases for an employee who acquires a new job is between a 10% to 20% increase? It’s not always about the money, but it kind of is.. a little bit.

  • Physical Signs

Do your shoulders feel permanently tense and heavy? When you reach your hand up to your neck do you feel knots?  Are you having a neck stretch whilst reading this 👀

  • You are reading this article

If you are looking for a sign, here it is!

Here at H2R Selection we have a wide range of job opportunities available, and we are ready to help you get excited about work again! We are passionate about what we do and love matching and placing candidates into their dream jobs, if you would like to discuss our available roles and see how we can assist you; call us on: 0117 214 1550


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Richard Freke 

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