7 Ways To Tell You’ve Outgrown Your Job — And Should Look For Another One

In exchange for the work we contribute to our companies, we can expect a few things from them. Along with paying us, they should provide us with the opportunity to grow professionally. This means learning new skills, tackling problems we haven’t faced before, finding mentors, and having new experiences. Once you’re no longer growing at your job, you’ve likely outgrown it.

“When your job becomes too easy and no longer offers any sort of challenge, it’s time for a change,” Pamela Shand, MS, CPRW, CEO of OfferStage Consulting, tells Bustle. 

“If the job that once forced you to think at higher levels and motivated you to be better now seems like one mindless action after the next, it has run its course in your life. At this point, a move needs to be made. You’re either going to move up or out. Either way, it’s time to make a move.”

In addition to halting your personal growth, a lack of opportunities for professional development can be a sign your boss isn’t respecting you. Given all the hard work you put in, the least they can do is make sure you’re getting something out of it.

Here are some signs you’re no longer growing at your job and could benefit from finding a new one.

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