So with the New Year underway, if you are thinking of a changing your job over the coming months, then rest assured you are not alone. It is estimated that up to 50% of the UK workforce are likely to be looking for a new challenge this year. Although competition for key roles will be high, as 75% employers are planning to recruit in 2018, it sounds as though there will be plenty of opportunities for those happy to take the plunge.
With looking for a new role often featuring in our New Year’s resolution list, keeping this dream alive is not a case of jumping in and hoping for the best. To maximise your chances of success and ensure that your wish becomes a reality, take a look at our recommended Top Tips to set you on the right path. So, first things first …
As obvious as this seems, it’s amazing how many people don’t put aside time to map out what they really want to achieve in their next career move. Result: an unfocused search that lacks direction. Follow our 3 “MUST DO’S” to give your job hunt some oomph!
Are you looking for a step up in terms of title? What about job content? Would wider responsibility or specialising in a niche area float your boat? Are you looking to make a significant step change, possibly moving from finance to operations?
Would you prefer to have a senior role in an SME rather than a mid-tier position in a large corporate? Do you have a passion for a particular business sector or do you want to keep your options open? What about location – would you consider moving towns, counties or countries for your next job?
Is the most important thing an increase in salary? Would a generous benefits package be a motivator? You might possibly consider a compromise on both, if “home working”, part time hours or the job of a lifetime is on offer.
Are you considering a job move this year? Let us know your thoughts or connect to us on LinkedIn.com.