Do you dread going to work every day? Do you feel like your job is draining your energy? Then maybe your job isn’t the right fit for you. Here are 10 signs that the job is not right for you:

  1. We all have our own talents. Some things we’re good at and other things we just can’t do like others. If you have the feeling that your job really isn’t your strong suit, then it’s time to find a new job.
  2. Constantly getting bad feedback? Nothing eats away at a person faster than constant criticism. If you’re not being rewarded for your hard work or you find you’re not trying very hard in your job, then you need to do something different. This is a time to take a hard look at what happens on a daily basis in your job.
  3. Counting down the hours till the end of the day? If you’re drudging through each day and you didn’t really want to take the job in the first place, maybe this job isn’t for you. Your job doesn’t have to be perfect, but you want it to be something you look forward to, not something you want to run from every day.
  4. You don’t want to talk about it. If you don’t even want to talk about your job to family and friends, you have the wrong job.
  5. It shouldn’t be all about the money. Money won’t keep you happy long term. So never take a job because of the money and only the money. It won’t buy you long term happiness.
  6. The company has a mission or ethics that are against what you believe. This is not self-sustaining. You need to be able to stand behind what your company represents.
  7. There is no room for advancement. With nowhere to move up, it can be discouraging and lead to job dissatisfaction. This is on the road to nowhere. So, get out and find something different.
  8. You feel like an outsider. If you constantly feel like you don’t fit in and you’re unsatisfied, then you need to find a new job. This will only leave you miserable.
  9. You’re embarrassed when people ask what you do. This will eat away at your self-esteem. You want to be proud of what you do and be able to tell people what you do.
  10. You’re not feeling challenged. You want to have a job that challenges you and causes you to step out of your comfort zone.