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As we head towards the end of the year, thoughts will inevitably begin to turn towards where we see ourselves in 2019. For many, it may be a desire to travel more, a wish to own your own home or even a chance to look for a new social work job.

Improving your career options or moving into a new role is often top of the wish list for many people as they contemplate their New Year’s Resolutions but how do you know if you’re ready to start looking for a new job?

You’re not sure you enjoy the job role anymore

Most social workers will say that they entered the profession because they felt a ‘calling’ or a strong desire to help those in need. Sometimes simply reminding yourself of why you trained to be a social worker can be enough to reignite the passion that you once had. But if you’re not sure that you enjoy the role, perhaps it is worthwhile moving into a different team or taking part in some new training to revitalise your professional goals.

You’re bored with your current job role

Everyone needs to feel professionally stimulated – so if you find that you’re regularly bored with your current workload or you feel that you’ve progressed as far as you can, then perhaps it’s time for a switch.

You find yourself moaning regularly

Its never fun to feel like you’re constantly moaning about work, but if you find yourself regularly complaining about the office politics then that could be a clear sign that it’s not the right job environment for you.

Work should be enjoyable – after all, we spend a significant proportion of our daily lives in the office, so it’s important that you are happy.

You’ve found yourself job hunting without noticing

Taking a glance at the jobs boards to see what is available is a perfectly normal instinct but if you find yourself looking at what jobs are available more than usual then it could be a sign.

Of course, it never hurts to be aware of what social work job opportunities are available (and our website is regularly updated with the latest jobs) but if you’re constantly updating your CV, monitoring LinkedIn or looking at job options then you may be actively job hunting without realising it.

We offer a wide range of social work job opportunities across the UK. If you think that you are ready to find out more about the variety of career opportunities ideally suited for your skills, then please give our trained consultants a call.
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