Samantha Trejo https://www.goodwillcardonation.org 1m 272
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Does the thought of work on Monday morning fill you with dread? Do you feel worn or miserable just thinking of work? Maybe it’s time to dust off the resume and get started on a new career path. There can be multiple indications calling for a career change. Start by knowing what should be recognized as a red flag and go from there.
What are some of these red flags? The first is one we’ve already mentioned. Experts say if you spend Sunday hating the thought of work the next day, it’s essential to listen to your gut. Next, do you feel adequately challenged? When people hit a plateau – or worse, the ceiling – it could be time for something new.
Do you dislike a boss or coworkers so much your conversations are dominated by complaints? This is also a sign a healthier work environment may be in order. Lastly, how are you sleeping? Studies show disrupted sleep patterns and having nightmares about work are signs the stress is too much. Always feeling tired is not good for your mind or career.
It’s important to know that however you’re feeling, you are not alone. There is a quantifiable shift in job satisfaction being reported in 2021. Globally, approximately 40% of employees are considering leaving their job for something fresh.
For further information and several more signs that it’s time to start exploring your options, please see the accompanying resource.
About the Author
Goodwill Car Donations is a national organization that accepts vehicle donations. It is committed to providing disadvantaged individuals with job training, employment services and critical community-building support.