Four Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job
May 10, 2016 | by


For any college student or recent grad, having a job is a dream come true. But if you find yourself constantly losing interest and the motivation to do your job, it may be time to start looking for a new one. So when is the right time to begin searching? College LifestylesTM has your four tell-tale signs that it’s time to start a new job search.

You no longer enjoy it

When you are a young professional, you may feel lucky to have any job at all. But if you find yourself constantly bored or unhappy in your workplace, it might be time to consider a new position. Think about the reason the job is no longer enjoyable: Are you just going through the motions to make money? Is your relationship with your boss on rocky ground? If so, moving on might be the right step for you.

You’re always stressed

Forbes magazine tells readers that another sign that it’s time to search for a new job is stress. Does even the idea of going to work send you spiraling into anxiety? Do you constantly feel overwhelmed on the job and even after the day is done? Don’t let your job lead to unhappiness at home and even on your days off. When stress starts to get the best of you, it’s time for a new job.


Your work hasn’t been noticed says that a job should constantly challenge you and surround you with new ideas and opportunities. Does your job continue to offer you new opportunities to grow and excel? Do you constantly put your best work out there, yet no one has taken notice? If you’re constantly pitching ideas or putting in extra hours on a large project but no one acknowledges your hard work, you are better off somewhere else.

You’ve stopped learning reminds their readers that learning is an essential part of your job. While you may not learn something new every day, you should always have the chance to build on important skills. Having ample opportunity to learn is critical. If you find that this is no longer happening, a new job might be a better option for you.

Choosing the right time to move on from your current job can be a nerve-wracking decision to make. If you find yourself questioning your job, use this guide to help you to decide when to pick up and move on to the next one.

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About Author

Elizabeth Angarola is a student at The University of San Francisco. Follow her at @livlovelaughliz. To stay tuned to more articles for classy co-eds be sure to follow College Lifestyles on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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