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Rebecca Thompson professionals, law, legal...

Everyone now and again has Monday blues when coming into work at the start of the week. But it you feel that you have the blues every day? Then it may be time to change roles and look for new opportunities. There are lots of signs to look out for that you may not be aware of that may signal to you that you may not be enjoying your work life quite like you used too.

Easily distracted, stressed and tried

When you first started your role you were motivated and eager to be the best you can be for your organisation, but this has started to fade and you don’t have the ‘get up and go’ you used to. This may be an early warning sign that you may not be enjoying your role like you used to and find every day tasks mundane and tiresome.

According to Forbes editor, Kathy Caprino, being in denial about your real feelings about your working life can have a negative effect on your confidence and self-esteem over time.

“Remember: You don’t have to be miserable or lose your sense of self in order to be gainfully employed”.

Mrs Caprino also went onto to say that you shouldn’t be afraid to change jobs and that a new start in a new organisation may be what is needed to get back your mojo for your chosen career.

No work/life balance?

Do you feel as though its all work and no play? Nexus Legal suggest that finding a better work/life balance is one of the main reasons legal professionals move to another role or even another country. According to Kristine Scotto from the Huffington Post employees are experiencing more pressure due to increased work loads which can not only affect your family life but can also affect your mental health. The article continues to say that with the increase of new technologies and regular access to emails, employers are finding it harder to separate their work life with their own lives. So, finding a role that means you can spend more quality time with friends and family is essential for mental health and intern you would enjoy your job more!

You feel you have outgrown your current role

Although most people are happy with working for the same organisation most there working life and knowing their work colleagues inside out, for some this can be restrictive when it comes to work progression long term. It can be said that becoming too comfortable in a role because of the fear of the unknown can do more harm than good.

According to if your work routine is boring and has suffered a decreased pace of personal learning this may be a sign that you have outgrown your current role. Additionally, if people who started the organisation later than you are out performing you, this is a major signal that its time to move on.

What Nexus Legal recruitment can do for you find help your perfect role

Nexus Legal is a boutique executive search firm, focused on recruiting legal professionals on behalf of law firms and multinational companies. Our style is straightforward and our consultants have successfully completed recruitment mandates for leading US, UK, Australian, Asia and UAE law firms, in addition to in-house placements with international banks and other corporations. We have a keen focus on providing a high-quality service with useful market knowledge. We also valuable advice at all stages of the recruitment process.

If you wish to speak to one of our friendly and experienced consultants please call +44 161 870 6776 or email