3 signs you’ve outgrown your job
As we emerged from the clasp of the Covid-19 pandemic and returned to life as ‘normal’ (i.e. waved farewell to Zoom calls!), many of us realised that we’d outgrown our jobs. In this blog, our expert consultants share three major signs that it’s time to look for a new career…
1.You no longer feel challenged
Do you feel like your creativity has plateaued? Is everyday a bit too easy? Is twiddling your thumbs and clock-watching becoming a regular occurrence? If you answered yes to any or all of the above – something needs to change. Talk to your boss about new opportunities for growth, whether that be taking on more responsibilities or asking for further training. This will give you the chance to re-engage with your work and challenge your brain in a new way.
On the other hand, if it is clear that there are no opportunities for advancement within your company/role then it might be time to move on. Feeling challenged is key to productivity – and if you’re not feeling motivated by what you do then what’s the point? Get searching for a role that will re-inspire you and make you want to get up in the morning!
2.You feel a disconnect from your organisation
True, companies whose motto is ‘we’re more like a family’ are a massive red flag. But working somewhere you are respected and where you feel comfortable being yourself, should be a priority.
It’s OK if you’ve outgrown your place of work – especially if you now find yourself holding back in meetings, feeling unable to be transparent with colleagues and working overtime because it is praised.
Here at Amaré Health, we know just how important it is to enjoy your work life and that’s why we listen to what is most important to our candidates before putting them up for a role. Speak to our team and say goodbye to Sunday scaries forever!
3.Work/life balance is non-existent
Everyone knows that when you commit to a career in healthcare, you also commit to working overtime now and again. However, if you are constantly being asked to work outside of hours, meet tight deadlines and take on what seems like an impossible workload – then (you guessed it), it’s time to reconsider your options.
Remember, if you’re ever feeling burned out it is important to let your manager know as soon as possible so they can get you the support you need. If you keep trying to push on then you will only end up worse and have to take longer off work. To avoid burnout from the outset, make sure to prioritise self-care. That means putting time aside each day to do something you enjoy, like reading, cooking or exercising, for example.
If you fancy a new challenge, give us a call today on 0203 929 4017 and we’ll discuss suitable roles based on your requirements.