The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity to evaluate your career path and determine if your current position is helping or hindering your progress toward your goals. Here are five signs telling you it's time to move on:
1. You don't want to get out of bed in the morning
If you feel a sense of dread every time your alarm clock rings, it could be your body telling you that you are unhappy in your current position. Everyone has mornings where they would just rather stay in bed, but if it becomes a habit, it's time to look into this behavior more closely.
2. You complain about your job all the time
We all need to vent about work, especially after a particularly grueling week. But if you find yourself out with friends and unable to change the subject of conversation after it has moved beyond the discussion of workplace tribulations, it's an indicator that you're seriously unhappy with your current employer.
3. You argue with your managers frequently
These days, health care organizations often have to stretch their resources to keep up with patient demands. This situation inevitably leads to disagreements. Frequent negative encounters with your managers could be a sign that good ideas are being ignored, and it may be time to find a new employer.
4. You don't have room to grow professionally
Even if you're a clinician with more than a decade of higher education under your belt, there should still be opportunities for you to learn and grow on the job. The field of medicine is constantly evolving. When you feel stuck and stagnant, it's an indicator that you're not reaching your full potential as a health care worker.
5. You've received several contacts from recruiters
If you're currently employed, and you've been contacted by medical recruiters about other opportunities, take it as a sign that you're doing something right. Even if you're on the fence about making a career move, it could still be worthwhile to speak with a recruiter about potential opportunities.
Every position has its ups and downs, but if you've been feeling negatively about your job for a long time, it may be the right moment to find a new position. Sign up for job alerts at myHealthTalent.com to find your next opportunity. The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity to evaluate your career path and determine if your current position is helping or hindering your progress toward your goals.