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By Georgia Harris

Blue Monday Blues or Time for a New Job? Here’s How to Tell...

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It's that time of year again—Blue Monday. 

Now, we've all heard about Blue Monday, the so-called "most depressing day of the year." But let's not get carried away. Sometimes, it's just the January chills making us feel a bit down, the festive comedown...whatever you want to call it.

However, if you're feeling low about your job, it might be more than just the winter blues. Here at 5Values, we know a thing or two about this. It’s what we exist to do – scale teams and connect the best talent to their next career-defining role. So, today, we’re going to help you figure out if it's just a seasonal slump or if it's genuinely time to ring up your recruiter…(AKA US! 😉)
So, first things first, you’re going to want to…

Evaluate Your Job Satisfaction – Not Just Today, But Overall

Take a step back and think about your job. Has this feeling been lingering for a while, or did it just start with the cold weather? If you've been unhappy for months, it might be more than just the January blues.

Listen to Your Gut (But Also Your Head)

Your intuition is powerful. If you're dreading every workday, it's a sign. But, balance it with logical thinking. Are there tangible reasons for your dissatisfaction? List them out.
Analyse Your Role's Evolution

Jobs change over time. Maybe your role has evolved, and it no longer fits your skills or interests. If you find yourself longing for the early days of your current position, it might be time for a change.

Consider the 'Sunday Scaries'

Look, we all get them. But if your Sunday anxiety about Monday has become overwhelming, it's a red flag. Feeling consistently anxious or stressed about the week ahead isn't normal.

Talk to Someone Outside of Work

Sometimes, an outside perspective can be enlightening. Chat with a friend or family member about how you feel. They might notice things you've missed.

Next Steps…

If you've ticked more than a couple of these boxes, it might be time to dust off your resume and make contact with your recruiter. Remember, it's not just about leaving a job; it's about finding a better fit for your skills and aspirations.

And hey, if it turns out it's just the January blues, that's okay too! Embrace the season, get some extra sunlight, and maybe treat yourself to a nice hot cocoa. BOOK A HOLIDAY. But if it's more than that, don't hesitate to contact our experts at 5V Tech and 5V Video. We're here to help you find a role where you can thrive.

Stay warm. And positive!

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