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Eleven Signs It’s Time To Quit Your Job

Anyone could understand why a working person with a reasonable job would say “I have a job. Why should I bother to job-hunt?”

Change is hard in general, and launching a stealth job search when you’re already working full-time can feel like an especially heavy burden.

At the same time, if you don’t love the work you’re doing now and/or if you aren’t being paid fairly, why does your current employer still deserve your talents? It’s quite possible they don’t!

Various surveys peg the number of dissatisfied working people at somewhere between seventy and eighty percent. If you are one of those dissatisfied working people, why not make a plan to improve your working situation, your income and your mojo level by investigating the job market this spring?

Here are eleven signs you’ve given your job and your employer more than they deserve, and a brighter future awaits you in a different organization!

  1. You know how to help your company be more successful, but nobody wants to hear  your ideas.
  2. You don’t feel inspiration from your work, your manager of your company’s mission.
  3. You’re hungry to learn more, try more, and do more at work than your current job allows you to do.
  4. You know or strongly suspect you’re underpaid.
  5. Your boss and his or her bosses don’t value or appreciate your contributions at work.
  6. You don’t see a path to continue growing your muscles and mojo at your current job.
  7. You daydream about more exciting career paths sometimes, but then you think “It seems like so much trouble to job-hunt!”
  8. You know you have a lot more talent and creativity than your current job allows you to express.
  9. Your co-workers don’t seem concerned about the lack of vision and Team Mojo in your workplace. You are the only member of the team who’s dissatisfied (so the problem must be you)!
  10. You dread Sunday nights because you know you have to go back to work on Monday morning.
  11. You feel dread and exhaustion driving, walking, biking or taking public transit to work each day.

Enough is enough!

Maybe 2016 is the year you get altitude on your career and your life, take control of your working life and get the job you deserve!

Are you Job-Hunting?

Join Human Workplace CEO and Founder Liz Ryan in a FREE Job Search Webinar on May 11, 2016!

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How Greg Got Three Job Interviews Using Pain Letters!

We got this letter from Greg:

I’m not the type to break rules, but after I had applied for 82 jobs online and didn’t get a job (and only got seven interviews) I knew I was wasting my time with online job applications.

I started sending out Pain Letters and my job-search results changed immediately. After sending six Pain Letters I had three interviews scheduled. It makes such a huge difference to talk to your hiring manager directly, and to talk to them about their situation, not yours! I’m excited about my job search now. Thanks, Liz and team!

We are thrilled to hear from job-seekers like Greg all over the world who have tried our non-traditional job-search techniques and found them highly effective.

You can learn how to use Pain Letters and your Human-Voiced Resume to get the job you deserve, too!

Join us in our FREE Webinar “Get the Job You Deserve,” taking place on May 11, 2016!
Our CEO and Founder Liz Ryan will present the FREE “Get the Job You Deserve” webinar to teach you how to take control of your job search and get a great job that deserves you!

Register for the FREE May 11, 2016 Job Search Webinar with Liz Ryan here!

Hurry, because spaces are limited!

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Grow Your Professional Flame In A Virtual Course Starting May 7th!

Are you job-hunting or thinking about starting a job search?

Maybe you’re not sure what the next step in your career should be.

Maybe you want to get ahead at your current job — or maybe the time has come for you to start your own consulting business!

Learn how to take your next career step and grow your flame in a Virtual Course from Human Workplace!

New Four-Week and 12-Week Virtual Courses begin on Saturday, May 7th!

You’ll receive a new lesson each week via email in your course — or you can opt to receive all of your lessons right away, as soon as you register!

Browse our Four-Week Virtual Courses here.

Browse our Twelve-Week Virtual Courses here.

Download Your Virtual Course Guide here!

Reach us with your questions here!


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Check out April Virtual Courses & Take a Leap! Specials Including a Live Webinar With Liz Ryan!

find your groove virtual courses plus webinar with dancing mouseNew Four-Week and 12-Week Virtual Courses from Human Workplace begin on Saturday, April 9th!

When you join us for any Four-Week or 12-Week Virtual Course beginning 4/9/16 you’ll also be invited to our first Course Members Only Webinar with our CEO Liz Ryan!

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Mountain time we’ll be hosting a one-hour live webinar called Take a Leap!

This webinar will feature our CEO Liz Ryan and our COO Molly Campbell. Liz and Molly will share tips and advice with our March, 2016 Virtual Course Members on how to grow your flame whatever your 2016 career adventures are!

In our 4/13/16 Webinar, Take a Leap! we’ll be sharing advice on these topics:

  1. Job-hunting in a non-traditional way, using Pain Letters and your Human-Voiced Resume
  2. How to change careers and find the career path that’s best for you
  3. How to get ahead and succeed at your current job, and
  4. How to start your own consulting business

When you register for any Four-Week or 12-Week Virtual Course beginning April 9, 2016 or choose any Take a Leap! Special Offer,

you’ll be invited to the Take a Leap! Webinar on April 13, 2016.

Questions and Answers

I want to join the April 13, 2016 Take a Leap! webinar but I’ll be busy at 1:00 p.m. Mountain time. Will the webinar be recorded?

Yes! When you register for any 12-Week Virtual Course priced at USD $299 or higher you will also receive the webinar file for later listening (and watching, as Liz Ryan’s colorful illustrations will be featured in the webinar)! When you register for any $599 Virtual Course you will also receive a transcription of the webinar.

How do Human Workplace Virtual Courses work? How will I follow my lessons?

Your lessons will be sent to you via email. They are yours to keep. You can opt to receive them at the rate of one new lesson per week for four weeks (in a four-week virtual course) or 12 weeks (in a 12-week virtual course).

Or, you can opt to receive all four or all 12 lessons right away. Your lessons are created in colorful PDF documents. You can print them out or work on them on your favorite device.

Can I get feedback from the Human Workplace Team on my lessons?

You can choose our Guided Learning Option to get coaching on your lessons but our course members tell us that their lessons are comprehensive and complete in themselves.

Where can I learn about the Four-Week and 12-Week Virtual Courses?

Read about our Four-Week Virtual Courses here!

Read about our 12-Week Virtual Courses here!

Check out our Take a Leap! Special Collections here!

Download our Virtual Course Guide here!

Reach us with your questions here!

Listen to Liz Ryan sharing career advice here!

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When will there  be a better time to get your 2016 career plans moving?

Check out our Presidents Day sale on career tools, courses and coaching and step into your 2016 career adventures with huge savings!

Reach us with your questions here!


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Have A Question For Us? Here’s How To Get Our Help!

Human Workplace is a publishing, consulting and career coaching firm. We love to answer job-search and career questions from Human Workplace members, readers, followers and fans!

Here are three ways to get Human Workplace answers to your job-search and career questions:

  • Tweet or text your question to Liz on alternate Monday mornings, when Liz takes career questions from listeners on the Tommy Schnurmacher Show on CJAD Radio Montreal at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time (upcoming dates: March 7, 2016, and so on). To share your question with Liz,  you can call in to 514-790-0800, or text in to 514-800!
  • Join a Human Workplace Four-Week or 12-Week Virtual Course! Download our Virtual Course Guide here. Our virtual courses are very comprehensive — your lessons will teach you new skills and clear up dozens of common job-search obstacles and issues!
  • Choose our Burning Issue email Q & A coaching service to get our team’s personal, private written answer to your Burning Issue job-search or career question!

Liz Ryan writes Q & A articles in which Liz responds to questions from readers. How can I get Liz’s answer to my question in a Q & A article?

The questions that Liz answers in her Q & A-format articles are questions that come from workshop participants and audience members at Liz’s live appearances. The questions for our Q & A-format articles don’t come from readers or from our clients. Your Burning Issue queries and responses are always confidential.

Can I arrange a telephone consult with Liz Ryan to ask her my question and get her advice over the phone?

We offer private coaching programs which include telephone consults, courses and sometimes content creation (for instance, our composition of your Human-Voiced Resume). Our private coaching programs begin at USD $5,000. We offer a one-time, emergency 45-minute telephone consult for our clients who have an urgent, pressing career issue they want to discuss with our CEO Liz Ryan and our COO Molly Campbell (Cost: USD $2500).

If you have an emergency career situation and would like to talk by phone with Liz and our Molly, please contact us here. 

Here are more Human Workplace resources to check out:

Here are Liz Ryan’s columns on LinkedIn

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Follow us on Twitter! @humanworkplace

Check out our Facebook page

Browse the downloadable eBooks in our Store!

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Questions And Answers About Partnering With Human Workplace

Since the Human Workplace message has exploded around the world, we’ve heard from gazillions of awesome companies and people who are interested in partnering with us.

Here are questions and answers about partnering with Human Workplace.

If you don’t see the answer you need on this page, reach us with your questions here!

I am a Public Relations person. I’d like to introduce Human Workplace CEO and Founder Liz Ryan to my client, who can chat with Liz about the changing nature of work and recruiting.

That sounds like fun but Liz Ryan is inundated with requests to chat with CEOs and thought leaders — way too many requests for us to oblige. Your company can become a Human Workplace “Brought to You By” Sponsor and host a webinar, live event or online event or campaign to raise awareness about your product or service or a special event you’re planning.

If you’d like Liz Ryan’s perspective and thoughts on your offering, you can arrange a Product Design Review telephone demo and consult with Liz and our COO Molly Campbell. Reach us here to set up your program.

If you’d like our advice on leadership, recruiting or HR issues in your company, you can arrange a telephone consult with Liz and Molly to talk about your situation. Arrange that telephone consult here.

Can Liz Ryan create content for my website or blog?

We offer a Syndicated Content Program for publishers who’d like to republish Human Workplace content on their sites, and a Custom Content Program for publishers who would like our CEO Liz Ryan to create original content just for them. Reach us here to learn about both programs!

We are a consulting firm. We’d like to talk about partnering on an outreach to prospective clients.

We are completely focused on our mission, so we don’t conduct business development. If you have an engagement in which you’d like Liz Ryan to participate, please let us know. 


I’d like to partner with Human Workplace to get the word out to Human Workplace fans about my products. I will pay Human Workplace a commission for each unit I sell.

You can become a “Brought To You By” Sponsor of Human Workplace and host a webinar or webinar series, an eBook or a series of articles and podcasts, among many other ways to sponsor us. Our sponsorship programs are fee-based. Reach us here for more information!


We want Liz Ryan to present a keynote speech at our conference. How can we make that happen?

Contact us here and let us know the date of your event and the conference details. Liz will rock the house!

I want to re-publish one of Liz Ryan’s articles on my site but I don’t want to become an annual Syndicated Content Partner just yet. How can I get permission to re-publish one article?

Purchase a One-Time Content Use License here!

Have questions for us? Reach us here!

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Grow Your Flame In a Virtual Course With a BONUS, Starting February 6th!

It’s a new year, and one-twelfth of it has already passed  us by! Get a jump on 2016 career plans with a Four-Week or 12-Week Virtual Course from Human Workplace — with a BONUS gift!

Questions and Answers about Human Workplace Virtual Courses

How do Human Workplace Virtual Courses work?

You can opt to receive all four of your lessons (in a Four-Week Virtual Course) or all 12 lessons (in a Twelve-Week Virtual Course) at once, by email. Or, you can opt to receive your lessons by email at the rate of one lesson  per week for four weeks or 12 weeks. Your lessons will come in the form of PDF documents. Every lesson includes exercises for you to work on and mojo-boosting tips and ideas!

How will taking a Human Workplace Virtual Course help me?

Your Four-Week or 12-Week Virtual Course will teach you a new way to look at and to approach your job search, your current job, your entrepreneurial leap or whatever topic you are exploring. You’ll get step-by-step guidance in your virtual course, and real-life examples and stories about other people who grew the very same muscles you’ll be growing!

What is my BONUS gift?

Your registration gift is a Leap Year Special offering in celebration of  your leap into your next career adventure! When you register for any $299-or-up Twelve-Week Virtual Course in February, 2016, you’ll receive the Four-Week Virtual Course “Create Your LinkedIn Profile,” a $129 value, as your free gift!

You’ll also receive the $99, three-volume Human Workplace ‘Look Back, Look Forward 2016 Planner,’ full of guidance on making 2016 your best year ever!

When you register for any $129-and-up Four-Week Virtual Course in February, 2016, you’ll receive the $99, three-volume Human Workplace ‘Look Back, Look Forward Planner’ as your FREE registration gift!

Is one-on-one support from the Human Workplace Coaching Team available?

You can choose our Guided Learning program to get the Human Workplace Coaching Team’s personal guidance as you work on the lessons in your Four-Week or 12-Week Virtual Course, but most of our course members choose to work on their lessons independently. Your lessons are very complete and comprehensive!

Can I add a Resume Review or LinkedIn Profile Review to my course?

Yes! With Lesson One in your Virtual Course, you’ll receive a list of Course Members Only Special offers, including our in-depth Resume Review and LinkedIn Profile Review services. These popular coaching services are only available to current Four-Week or 12-Week Virtual Course members. You can add a Resume Review conducted by our coaching team, or a LinkedIn Profile review by our team to your Virtual Course for USD $499. Either Review service will give you concrete, specific suggestions for bringing your power across in your resume or your LinkedIn Profile!

How can I ask a question about Human Workplace Virtual Courses?

Reach us with your questions here! 

Download your Virtual Course Guide here!

Browse Human Workplace Twelve-Week Virtual Courses here.

Browse Human Workplace Four-Week Virtual Courses here.

Here’s what other Human Workplace Four-Week and 12-Week Virtual Course Members have to say!

“I thought I knew how to look for a job, but my methods weren’t working. I changed my entire approach and got the job I wanted. I felt like a master spy researching my hiring manager, who is now my boss, and making a hypothesis about his biggest Business Pain point. He told me at my interview ‘I’ve never seen anyone pay that much attention to their job search before.’ Thank you Human Workplace!”

“I hesitated before spending $299 on a course about launching my consulting business, because I thought it would have obvious, general information. I was completely wrong about that. The wisdom and practical ideas I got in ‘Launch Your Consulting Business’ gave me the how-tos and the confidence to launch my consulting business in November, and it is already paying my mortgage. This course was a great investment.”