Job Tips

How to Know When it’s Time for a New Job

September 4, 2019

Do you ever feel undervalued and unappreciated at work? Maybe you feel stuck in the same position you started in and don’t see opportunity for growth? Do you experience a lack of passion and feel like you don’t fit in with a company? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to look for a new job.


It can be intimidating when thinking whether a career change is the best solution and there’s always that voice of doubt in your mind saying what actions to take. Change is hard and it can be easier to stay at your current job. However, sometimes making the difficult decision that it’s time for a change will lead to a better situation and overall personal life.


How do you know if getting a new job will solve the issues and pain points you are facing at your current job? How can you possibly know if now is the right time? Here at Drylock Technologies, we created our top 7 warning signs indicating that it’s time for a new job to help you know exactly what to look for.


7 Warning Signs Saying You Need a New Job


1. You’re Underpaid & Undervalued – A major factor when it comes to how appreciated we feel at our jobs is salary or hourly wage. If your contributions to the company far exceed the compensation they offer, it’s time to move on. Not only is this an indication that the company is either struggling or does not appreciate your work, but this also affects your life outside of work and the financial power you hold.


2. No Room for Personal Growth – Another key indicator is the potential and level of growth you experience at your current job. If you do the same repetitive duties and tasks everyday since day one, then you’re not challenging yourself. Personal growth at a company provides the feeling of accomplishment and motivation. If you are not growing where you’re at right now, you’re wasting precious years of your life.


3. You’re Less Productive and Lack Passion – At work you’re constantly bored, find yourself daydreaming, or routinely going through the motions. If you dread going to work everyday, chances are you’re in an unhealthy work environment that’s draining your energy levels. It’s important for a job to give you passion and a reason to get up every morning so you can be more productive with your time and have more energy each day.


4. Unsupportive Management – Do you know more than your boss or are they not good at their job? Is there no real connection to your boss? Or worse, do they avoid making a personal connection with you? Have they ever asked if your needs are being fulfilled and what they can improve on? Having an incompetent boss that is unsupportive, disengaged, and not willing to improve is another sign that it’s time for a new job opportunity. A bad boss can make a job miserable, which is not worth dealing with.


5. Considered Getting a New Job – We don’t even think about getting a new job when we’re completely satisfied where we are. However, it’s important to identify the difference between normal work grievances and red flags telling you this is not a good fit. Everyone experiences a bad workday, but the key difference to look at is consistency. If it’s a struggle to get through the workday on a regular basis and you’re constantly thinking about getting a new job, this is a good indicator that your subconscious is telling you to find something new.


6. You’re a Cultural Misfit – We all have felt out a place at one time or another. Whether it was at a social event, party, or a group gathering, feeling like you don’t fit in can lead to a painful experience. If you’re a cultural misfit at a company and can’t picture yourself ever fitting in, it’s time to look for someplace new where your background and values are a better fit.


7. Feeling Over-Stressed – Every job comes with a certain amount of stress and challenge, but there is a fine line between feeling stress every once in a while and feeling it constantly. Stress in the workplace can lead to underperformance, unhappiness, and negatively affect personal health. If you feel that your stress levels are at a constant high, it’s worth exploring some other opportunities where the work culture is not always so stressful.


Next Steps


If you have decided it’s time to move on from your current position and find a new job, look for a new role that will improve the pain points and warning signs you’re currently experiencing.


Make sure to check out the current open positions we have available at Drylock Technologies as well. We offer high competitive starting wages, high growth potential, and a work culture that is safe, friendly, appreciative, and respectful.