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Staying in the same company can be
very comfortable – you know
everyone, you know how everything
works and you don’t have ...
You used to take pride in your work
and now you just don’t feel that way
about it anymore; it has become
routine and borin...
Your working life isn’t supplying you
with any challenges and although
this might have felt great at first,
you now realis...
If you used to find office socialising
fun, you don’t anymore. You can’t be
bothered getting to know new
people.
You keep ...
You arrive promptly at the start of
the working day and leave
immediately when it ends, keeping
careful track of each brea...
Sometimes you feel as if no-one at
work really notices you’re there. You
don’t get asked for your opinions
and no-one trea...
Less capable people always seem
to get chosen before you. You don’t
feel that you get a fair degree of
praise for the work...
When you first started out, you
were passionate about what your
company did and how it did it, but
you feel this passion i...
Perhaps you tell yourself you’re not
talented or brave enough to do
what they did, but even if they
haven’t landed on thei...
If any of these signs apply to you,
you may now be asking yourself
what you should do about it.
Re-entering the jobs marke...
When you’ve been in one job for a
long time, you need to explain that
you haven’t just been doing one
thing.
Write about p...
You will need to explain in positive
terms why you were in one place
for so long. You will also need to
reassure the inter...
You could spend all your working
hours looking through job adverts on
your own, but a skilled recruiter will
be able to lo...
ABOUT HAYS
Hays is a leading global
professional recruiting group, the
expert at recruiting qualified,
professional and sk...
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8 Signs You've Been in Your Job Too Long

Staying in the same company can be very comfortable – you know everyone, you know how everything works and you don’t have many challenges to deal with.

However, if your work no longer inspires you, it could be time to look for something new.

Do any of these eight signs that you’ve been in your job too long sound familiar?

To read the original blog, visit Viewpoint, our careers advice blog: https://social.hays.com/2016/08/04/8-signs-youve-been-in-your-job-too-long/

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8 Signs You've Been in Your Job Too Long

  1. Staying in the same company can be very comfortable – you know everyone, you know how everything works and you don’t have many challenges to deal with. However, if your work no longer inspires you, it could be time to look for something new. Do any of these eight signs that you’ve been in your job too long sound familiar? 8 SIGNS YOU’VE BEEN IN YOUR JOB TOO LONG haysplc.com/viewpoint
  2. You used to take pride in your work and now you just don’t feel that way about it anymore; it has become routine and boring. You’ve therefore stopped making an effort, and you’re turning in work that you know is not your best. 1. You’ve lost your love for the job and the company
  3. Your working life isn’t supplying you with any challenges and although this might have felt great at first, you now realise that you miss them. Nothing in your working day is stimulating your intellect and you feel disappointed by the ease with which you can get away with hardly even trying. 2. You could do your job in your sleep
  4. If you used to find office socialising fun, you don’t anymore. You can’t be bothered getting to know new people. You keep conversations as short and impersonal as possible and don’t interact with colleagues once the working day is over. 3. You feel you don’t fit in
  5. You arrive promptly at the start of the working day and leave immediately when it ends, keeping careful track of each break in between and making sure they never get cut short. You count the days until holidays, even if they’re only a couple of days long. 4. You’re clock watching and hate Mondays
  6. Sometimes you feel as if no-one at work really notices you’re there. You don’t get asked for your opinions and no-one treats you as if you have anything to contribute beyond your day to day work. People whom you feel are less qualified than you are often seem to get picked first. 5. You feel left out of meetings and projects
  7. Less capable people always seem to get chosen before you. You don’t feel that you get a fair degree of praise for the work you do, and you never seem to be singled out for bonuses. It’s years since you were last employee of the month, even though you’re in a small team. 6. You feel you’re being overlooked for promotion
  8. When you first started out, you were passionate about what your company did and how it did it, but you feel this passion is waning. You feel disillusioned and don’t think senior staff care about the company the way you once did. 7. You’ve stopped believing in your company
  9. Perhaps you tell yourself you’re not talented or brave enough to do what they did, but even if they haven’t landed on their feet you feel they’re better off out of the company you still work for. You keep thinking about the new opportunities open to them which you’re missing out on. 8. You envy former colleagues who have resigned
  10. If any of these signs apply to you, you may now be asking yourself what you should do about it. Re-entering the jobs market after a long time is a daunting prospect. These simple steps can help.
  11. When you’ve been in one job for a long time, you need to explain that you haven’t just been doing one thing. Write about projects you worked on and arrange what you write in an order that shows you’ve made progress. These Viewpoint blogs will help you to avoid common CV mistakes and ensure you impress recruiters with your resume. Update your CV
  12. You will need to explain in positive terms why you were in one place for so long. You will also need to reassure the interviewer that your skills are up to date. Then, show that you have what it takes to integrate into a new business culture. If you’ve recently developed new hobbies or done volunteer work, that can help to show that you’re still flexible. Prepare for interview
  13. You could spend all your working hours looking through job adverts on your own, but a skilled recruiter will be able to look at your CV and instantly match you up with suitable positions. After that, it’s up to you. There are no guarantees, but you could be about to find yourself in a job that really makes you feel alive. Visit our website to speak to a professional recruiter in your country. Contact a recruiter
  14. ABOUT HAYS Hays is a leading global professional recruiting group, the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide. With over 9,214 staff operating from 252 offices in 33 countries across 20 specialism's, last year we placed around 67,000 candidates into permanent jobs, and around 220,000 people into temporary assignments. haysplc.com

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