Is your current job the dream position you’ve always wanted? Or is it just “good enough for now”?
Even someone in a steady job looks for a new one. Common reasons include a bad boss, desire for better pay or a schedule that fits your life and needs more effectively.
Whether you’re looking due to one of these reasons or for a reason all your own, here’s how to conduct a search that will help you find an amazing new position.
Schedule your job search – but do it off the clock.
Most employers frown on employees conducting job searches when they’re supposed to be working. At the same time, a job search that’s scheduled and consistent is more likely to produce results. What is a full-time worker to do?
Make a time to work on your job search when you’re not at work. For instance, you might set aside an hour or two each night, or a block of time on the weekend. Use this time to update your resume, clean up your LinkedIn profile and social media sites, and look at job boards and other sources of job postings.
Call in reinforcements.
Schedule a time once or twice a week to talk to a member of your network who isn’t connected to your current job. Get lunch together, meet for coffee or just take a walk in the middle of the workday. Use this time to discuss your situation with this person and ask for advice or ideas.
Not only will you be tapping in to “insider information” about potential new jobs, you’ll also be strengthening bonds that will help you regardless of your next career decision.
Work with a recruiter.
Staffing firms specialize in helping working professionals connect with jobs that offer more of what they do want and less of what they don’t. They also specialize in keeping your job-search information confidential, so you don’t risk burning bridges with your current employer. Don’t hesitate to connect with a recruiter to help you search for an amazing new job while you continue working at your current position.
At THE RIGHT STAFF, LLC, we can help you connect with some of the best employers in Roseville and the Twin Cities. Contact us today to learn more.