We’ve spoken in the past about the signs that it may be time to consider a change in your career, but some signs only become clear when after returning from a break. Seeking a new job is a big decision and can be especially scary as we head into a new year, but if you find these points are relevant to you, it may be something you wish to consider.
As always, please remember that before you start searching elsewhere it’s important to discuss your career options with your current employer – it could be that there’s be an internal move that is perfect for you.
You’ve been dreading returning to work
This one sounds a little obvious, but consider that there is a big difference between not looking forward to the holidays being over and spending the whole holiday thinking about the return to the office. These feelings can be caused by a whole spectrum of different reasons; it could be that you’re not feeling challenged enough and dread being bored upon your return, or perhaps you’re finding that the office culture is just not quite right for you. Whatever the reason, if you feel you’ve spent too much of your time off thinking about your return, it may be time to consider a move.
You’ve had to work through your holidays
As we’ve previously discussed it’s important to use your time off to recharge, both for your productivity and your mental health. If you’ve been unable to switch off over Christmas, instead spending the holiday checking your emails and taking phone calls then it’s possible you should think about a move.
It doesn’t fit into your new plans
As we move forward many of us will be making plans for the year ahead. Whether it’s personal or professional, our job will have a huge impact on these plans. It could be down to a number of factors, but whether it’s location, commuting times, career prospects or just not where you want to be, if you feel a new role will better suit your career goals it may be time to start planning your next move.
If you’re considering a new role this year, contact us for advice and a confidential chat about your career on 0203 879 9700 or email email@example.com.