When it comes to your job, it’s an enormous part of your life. Not only does it provide the income you need to live, but you spend the majority of your time at it. That means if you’re not happy, it can impact your quality of life overall.
So how can you make a move and find something that’s a better fit for you, especially with the economy currently so uncertain?
Here are some tips to help you get out and land on your feet:
Think about what you want.
Don’t quit your job today because you’ve decided it’s time to move on. Instead, make sure you know what you want in a future position. This takes time to think through, including what you like and what you don’t about your current role. Also, it’s easier to land a new position if you’re still employed, so stick it out as long as possible.
Tap into the power of your network.
Finding a job is still largely dependent on networking. It’s how you can learn about opportunities that aren’t always advertised, as well as get referrals to hiring managers. So once you know what kind of position you want, reach out to those in your network to find out if they know any companies that are hiring.
Focus on social media.
When it comes to hiring, many managers look to social media to find out about who you are, your background, your personality and whether you’d be a good fit for their company and its culture. It’s therefore critically important to ensure you don’t have anything that’s offensive or profane on any of your social media profiles. Even if they’re set to private, there are still ways they can be accessed, so clean them up to ensure you’re shown in a positive light.
Take your resume up a notch.
Your resume is still your ticket to the interview process. Without a strong one, hiring managers won’t think twice about you. So make sure yours is completely updated and in line with your LinkedIn profile. If you need help, consider hiring a professional resume writer for tips and advice.
Resign with grace.
If you’ve found a new position or are simply fed up, still exit gracefully. You never know when you’ll cross paths again with someone you worked with there. Rather than risk burning bridges, follow proper protocol and be respectful during the resignation process.
Whether you want to get out the door now or you’re ok with taking your time, the goal is to look ahead and find out what you want to do moving forward. This way, you can best focus your efforts and work to meet your objectives, so you land the job you want.
If you’d like help with the process, Encadria Staffing Solutions is here for you.
As one of the top recruitment firms, we can help you to identify jobs that will be a match for you and help you get your foot in the door with top employers. Search our jobs now to get started!