If you’re employed in pharmaceuticals or the biotech industry, it can sometimes be difficult to know if you’re in the job that is right for you. It is more than just a question of whether you like your job or not. Most people love aspects of their job and dislike others. Here are five reasons to consider a job change.
1. You Bring Your Work Frustrations Home With You
While a little venting is to be expected, if you find yourself constantly complaining about your job or your boss to your friends and family, it’s time to consider a change. You don’t want your job to negatively affect your relationships. Being able to separate your work life from your personal life will allow you to live a happier, more balanced life.
2. You Don’t Feel Like You Are Growing
Think about the skills you had when you started your job. What has changed? Have you learned anything new in your role? If you aren’t learning new skills in your job you could find yourself in a worse position than when you started, because eventually your skillset will become outdated. If you feel like the role does not give you enough opportunity for growth, try to find a job that offers you more of a challenge.
3. You Dread Waking Up Every Morning
If you wake up each morning with no desire to get out of bed, it’s a clear sign your job is bringing you down. If you want to find balance in your life, you a need a job that energizes you and makes you feel excited to wake up each morning and go to work. Overtime, all this dread will take its toll on your mental health; you might start to see signs of anxiety or depression.
4. You Don’t Have the Same Goals as the Company
Do you feel like your personal and professional goals aren’t in alignment with the company or its management? This is another sign you should consider changing jobs. This creates a situation that can cause conflict and complications. If you’re constantly disagreeing with your boss or making moves that benefit the company but not your career goals, you’re going to be dissatisfied.
5. You Feel Like the Job Has Started to Affect Your Health
Every job has some stress that comes along with it. You can’t eliminate stress completely. But if that stress starts to negatively affect your physical health, this is a clear sign you should start searching for a new position. You can tell something is wrong if you suddenly start experiencing more headaches, stomachaches, colds, etc., than usual. If there isn’t another explanation, it could be your mental health manifesting physical symptoms.
Making the decision to make a career change can be difficult, especially if you have a job that pays well and offers stability. But sometimes, the change is well worth it. If you dread going to work, feel overwhelmed by stress, always seem to be sick, or constantly complain about your job, it may be time to consider new job opportunities.
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