Create a check list of questions you need answered before even applying to a different position. Go over the list with your spouse or other close family. Not only will they have valuable insight to share with you, they are also likely to face changes in their own life if you accept a new position. Use the suggestions below to spark this conversation and identify those things most important to you.
Go over this list carefully to determine why you want to make a job change and what you’re willing to try to do so:
Is your current company culture working for you?
Company culture can have a big impact on your productivity and success. What kind of company culture do you need to succeed? Some people thrive in a casual and flexible environment. Others appreciate a more professional setting with a clear hierarchy and expectations. Why do you want a change from the current culture you are in? Your current workplace may not be aligned with your vision of success. Maybe you just don’t “click” with the people you work with. Keep culture in mind when considering new job offers.
Are you open to relocation?
Sometimes the best opportunities aren’t where you live. Do some research to see if there are available positions with a possibility for advancement in your area. If not, determine where those jobs are. Discuss with your family if a move would benefit all of you and how far you’d be willing to move. This is one decision that must be made with everyone involved.
What is most important to you?
This is a big one. Do you enjoy the right work/life balance at your current job? Are you achieving career growth? You may be looking for better pay, greater flexibility with your time, or more challenging responsibilities. When considering applying for a new position consider “What’s in this for me?” If you aren’t satisfied with the answer, that may not be the right position for you.
Once you have the answers to these questions, you’ll have a better understanding of what you need in a new position. These answers can also help a recruiter narrow down the search for you. With a clear picture of what you need in a position and what you’d like your future career growth to look like, we can match you with a position that checks all the boxes. At Great Plains Consulting, we’d be happy to assist you, take some of the load off of the search process for you, and work alongside you in finding that next opportunity waiting just for you!