There are a number of reasons that people look for new jobs. Some people are looking to earn more money, some people are looking to move geographically and some people want to change jobs simply because they feel stuck in a rut and want to rejuvenate their careers. If you are considering changing jobs to reinvigorate your career, we’ve put together 4 tips that might help you avoid roles that aren’t right for you:
Look beyond the industry hotspots
There are some worldwide hotspots for telecoms and technology roles. It is easy to focus your search on those geographies simply because of the large number of companies operating and roles available in these areas. While it may be easier, focussing on these narrow geographies may restrict your search and ultimately lead to you accepting a job that isn’t the best fit for you and your career goals.Look outside obvious geographies and be open to different areas.
It is always tempting to take roles with large, well-known brands. However, for many people, big corporate businesses aren’t a good fit. Don’t be afraid of turning down an opportunity with a big company if it doesn’t feel right. Consider what you want in your next role and whether you believe it can be found in a large corporate business or a smaller start-up. There are many pros and cons to being a big fish in a small pond and many find the exciting and rewarding nature of start-ups a very attractive proposition.
Don’t focus too heavily on salary
Everyone wants more money than they currently have but don’t let it cloud your judgement when it comes to looking for a new role. Websites such as Glassdoor offer you a behind-the-scenes look into what it is really like working for a company. Don’t just consider the pay and benefits on offer but what the role will mean in terms of work life balance and your own personal goals. Does the company culture interest you? Ultimately the questions isn’t whether or not you COULD work there for the foreseeable future but whether you WANT to. Finding a role where you will be engaged in and enjoy your work will not only help reinvigorate your career but help you perform at your best and ultimately progress your career.
Think outside your industry
Telecoms, IT and technology have pervaded almost all sectors and industries across the globe. If you are unhappy and unfulfilled in your current role, consider moving into a new market sector. There is always demand for experienced professionals in developing markets and gaining experience in new areas can stand you in good stead for future roles.
With the telecoms market changing so rapidly, there are often new technologies and markets for people to move into. If these markets continue to grow, you could find yourself growing with the market and if you got in early, could result in you being one of the most experienced and in-demand professionals in the market.
Don’t be too married to traditional career paths
Your skills and experience could be useful in a number of fields. As the telecoms industry continues to grow, companies are having to hire professionals with transferable skills into brand new market areas. When thinking about changing job, why not consider what transferable skills you have and whether you would prefer to move sideways and not up.
There is a lot said about career progression and changing jobs to further your career. While it is a good idea to consider your future when thinking of a new role, don’t think exclusively in terms of your professional future. There is nothing wrong with taking a pay cut or not moving up the corporate ladder if it allows you to meet your own personal goals.
Source: Vine 10