Reasons to look for a new job #1: You don’t like your current job

Key Corporate Services places top-flight executives in new positions across the United States–and even overseas. For this reason, it’s important for us to understand the motivations people have for wanting a new job. In this new series of posts, we’ll take a look at these motivations in detail.

In today’s America, job dissatisfaction runs deep. According to a recent Reuters article,

Only 14 percent of U.S. workers believe they have the perfect job and more than half want to change careers, according to a new poll released on Monday.


Nearly 80 percent of workers in their 20s said they wanted to change careers, followed by 64 percent of 30-somethings and 54 percent in their 40s. Although the majority of workers said they had career plans when they were younger, 73 percent of them had not landed in the job they had expected.

The 86 percent of workers that say they are not in their dream job have a variety of reasons for feeling that way. Maybe you feel that way too. The first reason that comes to mind is fairly simple: you don’t like your current job.

In this post I’m talking about the job itself and not things like compensation and benefits. In fact, I am talking about reasons you might dislike your current job. Here are some typical ones:

  • You don’t like your boss or coworkers.
  • The tasks you perform are boring, repetitive, or otherwise unpleasant.
  • Your office or other workplace environment is unpleasant (decor, noise level, amenities, location, etc.).

Most of us have been there at one time or another: spending a lot of time every day doing something we don’t want to do. Being in a place we don’t want to be. But if you are a talented executive, there’s no reason to stay in a job you don’t like. Right now, the job market is excellent for those who have proven themselves in their careers. If you are looking for a job you truly love, we would love to hear from you.

The Key Corporate Services Blog Team