Demonstrate Your Potential: You’ve earned additional training, such as a degree or certification, but those leadership positions and management roles are still out of reach. With a new job, you can really put your new skills to good work. Show the potential employer that this training sets you apart from the rest – you’re ambitious and hardworking.
Explain Your Ideal Work Environment: The hiring manager is going to want to know why you want to leave your current position, especially if you’re making a lateral move. This is tricky because you don’t want to ‘bad mouth’ your current employer, but you are clearly not satisfied. Try to explain this in terms of what you want and need to be successful, without every mentioning what your current employer lacks or does poorly. Keep it focused on your abilities to be a top performer, and the kind of work environment you need to thrive.
If you’re looking for a new career, you’ll want to really play up your experience and transferable skills, especially if you’re transitioning into a new field entirely.
Be an effective communicator: Work on building your communication skills so you can be seen as an employee who is seen as an asset to the company. As a strong communicator, you can work with employees at all levels and play a more substantial role in the decision-making process. Every company, no matter the industry, needs effective communicators. This skill establishes you as a trustworthy team member to your co-workers. That kind of experience and influence can open doors to new and innovative careers.
Network: In order to move into a new career, you may need to pull out your biggest champions. Maintaining your professional connections can help you explain to them what you hope to get out of this opportunity, so they’ll be likely to go to bat for you during a reference check. If your job search is something you’d like to keep off your boss’s radar, then a trustworthy network is key.
After you’ve been working in your industry for three-to-five years, you might feel it’s the right time to move up in your career. Or, you may have learned this job wasn’t the right fit at all. At Burnett Specialists and Choice Specialists, we have decades of experience finding job seekers just like you the best, often secret, job opportunities. A job that fits just right won’t just change your profession; it will change your life. Contact us today!