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Warning Signs It’s Time for a New Job

Episode overview

Have you ever felt stuck in a job and yearned for a change? The pandemic has stirred a career revolution, prompting many to reconsider their jobs and seek out new opportunities. Join Pete Newsome and Ricky Baez as they highlight the warning signs it’s time for a new job. They emphasize the importance of having a well-thought-out plan before making the big move and the dangers of letting emotions dictate your decisions.

Workplace ethics is a matter we all grapple with. Pete and Ricky shed light on this delicate issue, discussing how personal values can influence your career choices and how the pandemic has put many in positions where they are forced to stay in jobs that conflict with their principles. The interview process is a crucial juncture where employers and potential employees must be transparent and honest. They pinpoint common mistakes and offer tips on how to make the process smoother and more successful.

Ever been in a toxic work environment? Pete and Ricky discuss this perplexing issue, examining the warning signs that suggest it’s time to move on. They also explore the importance of self-reflection, understanding if you are part of the toxicity and the necessity of having a plan B. In conclusion, they share insightful tips on preparing for a career transition, the importance of proper notice before quitting and navigating the emotional roller-coaster of changing jobs. This episode is a one-stop shop for all your career transition needs!

70 minutes

Unmistakable signs it’s time for a new job

  • Lack of passion: You’re no longer excited or passionate about your work.
  • Stagnation: There’s no room for advancement or personal growth.
  • Misalignment with company values: You no longer align with the company’s culture or values.
  • Physical and emotional drain: You consistently feel drained, stressed, or even dread going to work.
  • Job envy: You often find yourself envying people with other jobs or roles.
  • Lack of work-life balance: There isn’t a healthy balance between your work and personal life.
  • Unfair compensation: You’re not fairly compensated for your skills and contributions.
  • Poor leadership: Management or leadership decisions consistently disappoint or frustrate you.
  • Decreased performance: Your performance and productivity have decreased, and it’s not due to external factors.
  • Toxic environment: You experience or witness consistent office politics, bullying, or any form of harassment.
  • Financial instability of the company: The company is showing signs of financial trouble, which might lead to layoffs or bankruptcy.

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About Pete Newsome

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Pete Newsome is the President and founder of zengig, which he created after spending two decades in staffing and recruiting. He’s also the founder of 4 Corner Resources, the nationally acclaimed and award-winning staffing and recruiting firm he started out of a home office in 2005. Pete’s primary mission back then was the same as it is today: to do business in a personal way; with a commitment to zengig becoming the most comprehensive source of expert advice, tools, and resources for career growth and happiness. When he’s not in the office or spending time with his family of six, you can find Pete sharing his career knowledge and expertise through public speaking, writing, and as the host of the Finding Career Zen & Hire Calling podcasts.