Are you craving a new challenge? Perhaps you’ve been working at the same company for 10 years or in the same sector for what seems like an eternity. You wonder to yourself what happened to those childhood dreams? Ok, being an astronaut was a big ask, but what about the feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day and the knowledge that when you’ve finished for the week, you won’t be dreading going back to work on Monday. Sound like you? Only you can change it.
Starting out in a new career can be daunting; there is no hiding from that fact. New people, new responsibilities, new work schedule, new work culture but aside from being daunting it can also be exhilarating and thrilling. So how can you take control of all these emotions and take control of your job hunt. We’ve put some tips together to help you find that new job.
Firstly decide whether on not to swap: It may seem like an obvious option but moving job or starting a new career can be a big step. It’s not something we’d recommend you do half heartedly; It’s therefore highly advisable that you think through your options, your financial stability and your social mobility etc. (i.e. can you move to a new area easily).
Analyze market trends: How is your job sector performing in the current climate? Are the jobs moving abroad? If your career sector is on the up it may be easier to find a new job than if the jobs are disappearing. I say “may” as it is currently a very tough climate for jobs across nearly all sectors in much of the world; however we are seeing a small recovery in the economy in 2012 so if you have decided to swap jobs, now maybe the perfect time.
Find a career; consider a niche: Once you’ve decided on a new job or career path, analyze what your strengths are and use them to your advantage. A niche is a great advantage if you’re an expert in a particular field, it usually comes with more autonomy and responsibilities in a role; however, once you have started working within a niche role it can be very hard to change career paths later on, something definitely worth remembering.
Find a way in: Once you know what kind of job you’d like to move into you need to find a way to get yourself there. You may not even have to change organisations. If you currently work for a large company and you’d like to change departments why not have a word with your HR department about job availabilities. Use social media as well to keep an eye on current vacancies through sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter.
You can use recruitment agencies such as Euro London Appointments to find current jobs, quickly. Not only will we keep you up to date with the latest roles, we can also give you access to a wide array of roles and some tips on interviewing and etiquette.
Changing your job is never easy, changing your career can be a whole new experience with a totally new role to aspect of business to learn quickly, but if you feel you’d like a new experience and challenge, get in contact today.