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6 Signs it’s Time to Change Your Job

over 1 year ago by Rena Harada
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Are you happy at your work? If you reached this blog, probably not. Is it you or is it them? In this article, you can see what is “it’s not me, it’s them” situation to move forward from what is stressing you and to have a better work life.

Here are some signs it’s time to change your job.


1.  You don’t feel valued

Many of us have been there. For example, you are working for the company for years and you definitely got better at what you do and you have more responsibilities but your salary hasn’t changed and you are not getting promoted. We at least recommend looking for a new job even if it doesn’t necessarily mean you are actually changing your job.


2.  You don’t feel inspired

Sometimes you feel you are bored and stuck for a long. You have learned everything you can at your current position, things are not changing, and there is nothing more to learn even if you stay. The changing environment will simply lead you to more learning and connecting more people whom you will probably have a lot to learn from.


3.  Workstyle is not a match

Do you like to interact with your coworkers but have to work from home? Or are you commuting to the office every day even though you want to work while traveling?

If the answer is yes, there are always better places to work.


4.  You are underpaid

If you are not sure whether you are underpaid or not, the best way to know is to ask recruiters. They know the minimum to maxim salary you can possibly get.


5.  You work overtime too much

If you work in Japan, it used to be difficult not to work overtime. That used to be how we are judged if we are good employees or not, but it has been changing. More companies are focusing on wellness and work-life balance now and they started to evaluate employees by work performance, not by working hours.


6.  Your boss is toxic

Despite your work attitude and performance is good and your training is over, some managers like micromanagement instead of trusting you and letting you learn. The other way around is possible too. If your manager is not a match to your personality and your attempt to have a discussion failed, it is time to change your job.


If you hate going to work, the negative feeling would certainly sabotage your performance and desire to improve your skills. We are here to help you to get out of the environment and get a new job. Even if you are not sure what you want yet, we are more than happy to listen.

Please get in touch with us. If you send us your cv, we will introduce you to a consultant who is most relevant to your experience!