Everyone has an off day at work from time to time. But in some cases, the dissatisfaction is chronic, which can take a toll on your health and happiness. Here’s how you can tell you’re in the wrong job and how to create a plan to move onto a better role.
- The Thought of Returning Fills You With Anxiety on Your Days Off
One of the biggest telltale signs is when anxiety about your job spills over to your days off. If thinking about returning to your workplace fills you with an overwhelming sense of anguish, this means it’s impacting your everyday life. And this clearly means it’s not a sustainable career option.
- You’re Always at Odds with Your Boss and Co-workers
You may not always agree with or get along with your boss and team members. That’s normal. But if there’s constant friction regarding values, beliefs and general decision-making, it’s pretty clear that your position isn’t a good fit.
- Your Talents Aren’t Being Utilized
Do you ever feel that you’ve got a lot to offer but your boss sticks you with lowly, menial tasks? This can be incredibly frustrating and makes it difficult to make any real progress in your career. If this sounds like you, it’s wise to look for other opportunities.
- You’re Mentally Fried
Whether it’s due to stress, anxiety, discontent or any other issue, working a job you’re ill-suited for can leave you feeling burned out and mentally exhausted. When you reach the point where you’re “fried,” that’s when it’s time to take action and look elsewhere.
- Your Health is Suffering
Lastly, there’s your overall health. For some workers who are highly discontent with their job, it’s common to experience career-related health issues like stress and mental health disorders, cardiovascular problems, insomnia, fatigue, and so on. For others, they may develop unhealthy vices to cope such as excessive drinking, binge eating, etc. If any of this sounds like you, it’s a surefire sign that you’re in the wrong job.
How to Find a More Suitable Position
The first step is to carefully consider your talent, knowledge, and expertise and figure out what type of position truly interests you. Doing so should reduce your chances of winding up in the wrong position again. And one of the easiest ways to make a smooth transition is to partner with a staffing agency. They’ll assess your skill set and help match you with a position where you can thrive.
Being stuck in the wrong job is miserable and hurts your overall quality of life. Fortunately, there are always other options and different career paths you can take.
Interested in exploring new job options? Contact Encadria Staffing Solutions today to learn about opportunities in your area.