7 Signs That Your Job Isn’t Right For You

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.

In any given week, our recruiters interact with over 500+ professionals seeking new work. These are executives struggling with job satisfaction, often looking for a new challenge or an increase in pay. After being in this industry for over 15 years, we’ve learned how to quickly recognize the symptoms of a jobseeker that needs a quick move.

Review our checklist below and consider whether any characteristics apply to you. If you find that you are exhibiting 5 or more, we recommend that you start seeking a new gig ASAP. Why not give us a shout? We’ve got plenty of new roles in tech & pharmacy that need talented people to fill them!


1. You are bored.

Sadly, your job just isn’t challenging you anymore. You find yourself sailing through your work day half-dazed, feeling like you could do it with your eyes closed. If this applies to you, it is time to seek out a new opportunity that uses that thing between your ears.

2. You despise Sundays.

This is a common symptom of job-related depression, and it is a strong indicator that you should move onto something else.

Source: JanetChanson

3. You have hit a dead-end.

You should always be in a role that allows for upward mobility. If your job has peaked – with no chance for further growth – it’s time to shape up that resume.

Source: The Independent

4. Calling Sick is always on your mind.

While no one really likes the sound of their alarm going off in the morning, you shouldn’t be dreading it. If you consider calling in sick 3-5 times a week that’s a sign that you’ve lost motivation in your role and it’s a poor fit for you.

5. You hate admitting what you do.

If you find yourself embarrassed to talk about what you do, it’s time to move on. You are never trapped or stuck. Want to work for a more powerful brand name? Do it. Want to join a company with better benefits? Do it. We can help.

Source: Payscale

6.The pay doesn’t measure up.

If you browse sites like Payscale and Glassdoor, you’ll find helpful tools that give an estimate of what your role is economically “worth” in your region. If your job is underpaying you, head out. There’s others that will pay more.

Remember you are never trapped.

Staying in a job that no longer makes you happy can have negative effects both on your mental and physical health. Your career path is in your hands and if you want to make a change, the first step needs to start with you making the choice. 

If you would like to discuss next steps in your career path, don’t hesitate to reach out. One of our recruitment experts would be happy to review your resume and discuss options, your expectations and professional goals.  Call us at (416) 599 1825 or e-mail us here



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