You know you’re lucky because you already have a great job. However, for some reason you can’t help but want to look for alternatives. There can be many reasons: salary, willingness to face greater professional challenges or change the scope of duties or industry.
Whatever your reasons, if you want to change your current job, it is extremely important to properly plan your transition to a new company.
Answer the question “why?”
Most people think about changing jobs (almost) constantly. However, there is a difference between thoughts and actions. Before making a decision, think about why these thoughts arise and think about an action plan. For example, you can write down the most important motivating factors and elements that must be met in order for you to be or be satisfied with the change of job. So enter the minimum satisfactory amount of your new salary. Region you want to move to. The industry you want to enter. Privileges that you want to have – such as remote work or company lunches. Prepare a clear goal and plan how to reach it based on your skills that will be attractive to the future employer.
If this “exploratory” stage brings promising results, it is worth taking real steps to change your career path. Count your professional successes so far and prepare a list of contacts who can recommend you or otherwise endorse you.
“Test” the new job
Particularly if you want to significantly change your responsibilities or industry, it is important that you go through or go through a “trial period” before giving the idea a go.
Before you give your resignation, hoping that “somehow it will be”, test your new career path. Sign up for volunteering. Talk to as many people as possible already working in a given industry. Join the right organizations. Take part in discussions on websites such as Goldenline or LinkedIn. This can help you decide if changing the industry is really a good idea, and networking can help you meet the right people or find out about vacancies in companies that interest you.
Even after making your final decision to start your search, make sure you don’t risk losing your current job prematurely. Do not post public information about your job search on your profile on social networks (including Goldenline and LinkedIn). Let the recruiter or HR manager inviting you to the interview that your search is confidential. Be discreet when talking to existing colleagues.
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