You start calling in sick more than a little bit
Everyone needs mental health days and holidays, but if you’re calling in sick when really, you’re just sick of showing up at your job, that’s a red flag. “If you find yourself wanting to be anywhere but at work, you may need a vacation, sabbatical, or career change,” says Evan Pellett a recruiter, hiring expert, and author of Cracking the Code to a Successful Interview. But being unhappy at work can also kind of make you sick—it can make you less productive, less healthy, and miserable in general, according to a recent Inc. magazine article. Here’s how to find your dream career from people who have done it.
You’re simply ignoring some areas of your job
People don’t always ace every aspect of their job, says Pellet, but that doesn’t mean you can blow off tasks that you’re not naturally skilled at, or that you don’t enjoy. “Technical ability, organization, details—these are things that some people struggle with,” Pellet says. “Also being sales-oriented or spinning the truth may not feel right in the gut to some peole. If you’re not careful, your silent or hidden self may begin to sabotage your success or resist areas you’re not comfortable with,” he adds. About once every six months, check in with yourself about how you’re feeling at work. “We all have tasks we don’t enjoy doing, but at times the job itself just isn’t a sustainable fit,” Pellet adds.