With the average working hours being between 85,000 – 90,000 – why would you spend any more time than you must in a job you simply do not enjoy?
We speak regularly to candidates who have watched days, months and even years go by where they have become stationary and not taken a step forward due to them being comfortable and having a “it pays the bills” mentality.
Here are 3 steps you can take to help you transition into a new role or changing employer so that you can get fulfilment in your role.
1. Figure Out Why you don’t feel fulfilled?
Before taking the leap and applying for roles. Ask yourself why you don’t feel fulfilled in your current job. Often those who are dissatisfied and unhappy decide to jump on a day when things go pear-shaped. Although, if they took time out to think “Why am I not fulfilled in this role” it could help to understand the reason for the resentment towards the role or employer. Don’t jump out of the frying pan into the fryer – you don’t want to go from one bad employer to another. Do you really know what it is you want to do? Evaluating the parts of your job you enjoy could lead you to something even better.
Start by asking yourself some questions such as :
What interests you?
What do you enjoy doing at work that makes time, tick away?
What do you excel at?
What would your peers say your strengths are?
2. Talk to a professional
LinkedIn is a great way to connect with recruitment professionals. When you find a good one – they will expose you to different working cultures, environments, and job specifications as well as advise you on the current market. An insight into a career or your next move could pay off tenfold in the future.
Narrowing down opportunities can be a difficult task – that’s why the recruitment industry is so successful. Oliver Rae spends days, weeks, months…even years building relationships to truly understand what our market needs on both a candidate and client basis.
3. Make your next move.
Don’t sit and do nothing. In order for you to take that next step, you must take action.
Once you have decided what it is you want to do, reached out to a professional. It is time to make the next move. It maybe you have decided to take a promotion at your current workplace, change roles or you are out there applying for roles elsewhere. Whatever it is – be brave enough to do it.
If this has helped you in wanting to kickstart your search for your ideal role, get in touch with Oliver Rae and our consultants can help you find the job you’re really looking for.