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January Blues? Maybe It’s Time to Quit Your Job

January 3, 2018

Are the January blues hitting you hard? If that negative back-to-work feeling you thought would pass hasn’t let up, it might be time to quit your job.

On Monday the world faced the most depressing day of the year: Blue Monday. Whether you believe the day is true or just a load of bogus science, there’s no denying that January can be a hard month for everyone. With longer nights combined with bad weather and the fact that just about everyone is skint, your mental health can suffer. But, it might not just be the weather that’s making you feel sad, it could be your job.

  1. Stop and Evaluate

Have you been evaluating whether your job/company is really for you over the festive break? You’re not alone. After all, January is when most employees feel demotivated and fed up at work. If you face the Sunday blues every week, you should be taking a hard look at your job. While a little bit of Sunday night blues are normal, if the thought of Monday make you anxious for the week ahead it’s probably time to quit your job. Don’t wait for the weekend to free you from work, free yourself now.

  1. Don’t Get Stuck in a Rut

Do you get excited for a coffee break just so you have a few minutes to yourself? Do you take a sigh of relief every time you see the office empty? The company culture might not be for you. It’s easy to dismiss frustrating colleagues, weak company culture, and nagging bosses, but don’t get stuck in a rut where the annoyances become the norm.  You might believe that every company will have an aspect of the culture you dislike, but that’s not necessarily true. Company culture is increasingly important which means it’s much easier to find a company that fits with your values. So, don’t put up with a culture that doesn’t reflect who you are, take the leap and quit your job.

  1. Chase Your Dreams (No, Really)

When faced with the reality that your job might not be for you can be daunting. You might be thinking, what are the next steps? Utilise the fear of uncertainty to chase your dreams. It might sound cliché and, to be honest, it is but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Stop feeling ‘comfortable’ in your job, it’s not always a positive feeling. Comfort can lead to complacency. Find a challenging role that let’s your creativity and potential flourish.

  1. Keep Trying

Once you’ve realised you’re dissatisfied, it’s time to quit your job. Remember that quitting doesn’t equal failure. Taking action when you know your time is up is commendable and it is certainly not a risky move for the rest of your career, quite the opposite actually. Quitting your job is the first step and after that you’re likely to face another stressful step; job hunting. Searching for the perfect job can be hard, but Recruit UK are here to help!

Are you looking for a change, or looking to progress within the Financial Services industry or develope a career through jobs as an independent financial advisor (IFA)?

Here at Recruit UK understand your role as we only recruit in the Financial Services sector, we are niche specialist. By dealing with one sector we consider ourselves experts in your field. We understand average salaries, which companies have the best packages, work life balance, career opportunities and who have the best processes and systems.  We can improve on the simple things for you like your commute time to work, simple things that only an expert who works day in and day out recruiting in your sector and region would know. Let us do the hard work for you, call one of our specialist recruiters confidentially today on 01179-450450.

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