Is it Time to Move on from your Current Job?

Sep. 24, 2015 Bellevue Jobs, How to get Hired, Seattle Jobs


Though we always wish for everyone to find meaning and fulfillment in their work, we’re realistic to the fact that this may not always be the case. In fact, recent studies revealed that 52% of Americans are unhappy at work. That’s over half of our working nation! Luckily, Seattle’s unemployment rate is at 3.6%, which means there has never been more demand for your skills… which is exactly where staffing firms come into the picture.

We know leaving your full time job can be scary and feelings of guilt certainly arise, but working with a staffing firm like Parker offers you a resource, a partnership, to new employment opportunities that can help you realize your value, connect you to your dream job, and discover an environment where your true worth is recognized.

If you’ve found yourself in one of the following scenarios, you should consider contacting Parker to find yourself a new job opportunity:

1.WORKING WITH YOUR TEAM AND/OR MANAGER EVERY DAY INDUCES STRESS AND NEGATIVITY FOR YOU

When your alarm clock goes off in the morning, do you dread the thought of waking up & dealing with your coworkers? Do you feel disrespect from your peers? Are your peers even pulling their weight around the office, or are you left with the workload?

Before submitting your resume to anything and everything out there, know that Parker’s recruiters spend hours really getting to know our clients, inside and out. When you work with a good staffing firm to find your new job, the risks of being placed in a culture that doesn’t quite fit your needs and personality is lowered significantly.

2.YOU’VE REACHED A DEAD END, AND YOU KNOW IT

When you think about your career trajectory at your current company, do you feel hopeful or hopeless? Does the idea of a promotion or the potential for career growth feel impossible there? Especially because the available talent pool is shrinking, companies are working harder than ever to foster career growth and continuing education to attract (and keep) talented employees. You’re entitled to finding the perfect culture for you in a sea of great Seattle companies.

By working with a recruiter, you can discuss what type of role and career path that you want for yourself. A strong recruiter will be able to talk with you about your potential for growth opportunities based on your discussion. By working with a local company like Parker, you’ll have access to many companies in the greater Seattle area that you may not have even considered before!

3.YOUR COMPENSATION IS LOWER THAN IT SHOULD BE

In a recent article, Forbes revealed that employees who stay at a company for over two years on average will earn less over their lifetime by over 50%. It’s important to keep on top of salary trends, using sites like Glassdoor to view local and national averages for what the market is willing to pay. If your employer sees the statistics, but chooses to ignore them, maybe finding a temporary job or using a staffing firm to find a new permanent opportunity is the way to get you your maximum earning potential.

Making the decision to leave a place you’ve put blood and sweat into is certainly not easy. The first step is to speak with one of our recruiters to see what might be out there, without having to put your resume online for all to see.

If you’re ready, the Parker Staffing Recruiting Team is ready to help you. Start by signing up to receive weekly job alerts – tailored specifically to your industry – delivered right to your inbox.