"Some people have bland, less-exciting titles that don't describe what they do or the leadership role that they have," she says. "Often when you change jobs you can get the title you deserve as well as the raise. It's a no-brainer if you can upgrade both."
6. Your employer may be unable to offer a change in responsibilities.
If you haven't gotten a raise recently, chances are you also haven't had an increase in responsibilities for a while, and you may be bored.
"You're probably not really challenged," Niekrash says. "A lot of people get complacent when there are no opportunities to advance or try something new. If your boss has gotten used to you fulfilling the same job every day, it may be difficult if not impossible to switch up your projects."
If you're looking for a chance to lead or to get "out of the box" it may be time to look for a new opportunity.
7. Sometimes you just need a better view.
Yes, your workspace matters. Sometimes it matters a lot, Niekrash says.
"If you're stuck in a cube all day and someone offers you a corner office, yes, that's important. For some people it can be a game changer," she says. "You've heard people say, 'I really need a change of scenery,' and it's true. Where you sit can make a big difference in how you approach your job day-to-day."
— Written by Kathryn Tuggle for MainStreet
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