If you have been in your current role for an extended time, it may have lost its thrill. Perhaps you have accomplished everything you set out to do in your position. Or, there may be no room for advancement.
If your job no longer fulfills you, it may be time to move on. Starting your job search today can bring you closer to a position that adds excitement to your work. This helps you move forward in your professional path.
Follow these guidelines to help land your dream.
Think About Your Personality
Consider the type of work you enjoy, how you prefer to communicate, and what makes you happy. This impacts the type of positions and work environment that may be a good fit for you.
List Your Skills
Write down your hard and soft skills. Your skills impact the type of work that may be best for you.
Examples of hard skills include project management, public speaking, relationship building, and analytics and reporting. Examples of soft skills include communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and the ability to work well under pressure.
Consider Your Career Goals
Think about flexibility, salary and benefits, and your goals for the next 5 to 10 years. Use this information to determine which industries and roles have the flexibility, culture, and career growth opportunities you desire. These factors impact what your next step might be.
Talk with members of your network about your job search. Include your skills, work experience, goals, interests, and other relevant information.
Your connections may know of opportunities that might interest you. Or, your connections could introduce you to a hiring manager or other professional who may help with your search.
Look for Job Openings
Go online to find job postings that fit what you are looking for. Also, talk with a recruiter from a local staffing agency that specializes in your industry. They can help you land a position faster than you might by working independently.
Update Your Resume
Tailor your resume to each position you apply for. Use the keywords from the job description to show you are well-qualified to fulfill the job duties and responsibilities.
Quantify your achievements that relate to the role. Showing the value you provided for previous employers demonstrates the value you can provide for your next employer.
Prepare for Interviews
Research each company before an interview. Use your findings to show you understand the organization and role and can add value to it.
Include a situation, task, action, and result (the STAR method) when answering interview questions. Providing stories shows how you demonstrated a skill or effectively handled a situation.
Negotiate a Job Offer
Focus on negotiating your salary, benefits, expected start date, and other pertinent information. Continue the process until you are satisfied with the final offer.
Give Your Employer Notice
Let your manager know when you will be starting a new role. Offer to train your replacement.
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