It's often easy to settle in a job, if the benefits are good, the salary is enough and your day to day is comfortable.
But are you holding yourself or your career back? Here's 3 tips to help you strive for more.
The job market is constantly expanding, with new roles and opportunities to explore every day. So how do you stay on top of it?
There are obvious ways such as keeping an eye on jobsites and maintaining a strong, diverse network of professional contacts; but finding that perfect job for you, can take more than having job alerts on.
Here’s some tips on how to keep your options open:
Broaden Your Skills
Find positions you’re interested in and take notice of the descriptions. This is especially useful on sites such as LinkedIn, as not only can you see what essential qualities you need for that specific job but also what skills and experience others at that company have.
This will give you the information that you need to compile a list of skills you can build on to make yourself a more attractive candidate, to potential employers or recruiters.
There is plenty of training networks and providers around, so attending workshops or classes can also help to build those skills – some are even free!
Refocus on the big picture
Sometimes seeking out a new opportunity can feel like a job itself, and when you’re comfortable and feel like you have a good thing going, the thought of starting somewhere new can be scary.
But take a step back and think about when you first started in your current role, have you achieved those goals you set yourself? Are you using the skills you have to their full potential? By searching other roles, not only is there the possibility of finding something better suited to you but you’ll also be able to acknowledge what is it you truly want from your role.
Be ready for anything
There’s never any knowing when things can suddenly change, companies can be bought out, roles can change, and you might find yourself in a very different position than you had originally thought.
By keeping tabs on what’s out there, you’ll be prepared for any eventuality. Doing something as simple as keeping a list of potential employers/job titles can make that inevitable search for something new just that little bit less stressful and daunting.