When do you know the right time to make a career move? You may realize this when you feel as though you no longer have room to grow in your current role. On the other hand, it might be something you determine based on your longer-term career goals. Either way, deciding what to do next can be daunting, but here’s some advice for moving forward.
Identify the Goals of Your Career Move.
Identify what your career goals are before deciding on your next career move. You may already have goals in mind, and that’s great! If your goals require more incremental steps, identify those and start building from there. If you don’t know what your goals are, this may be a sign that you’re not quite ready to move forward. Or, if you no longer enjoy the industry you’re in, it may make sense to make a lateral move into a different industry altogether. To do this successfully, start by identifying any transferrable skills you have in the industry you’re interested in moving into.
Rely on your Network
Do you know anyone in your industry who has your dream job? Connect with them to see what steps they took to get to where they are today. This could take the form of an informational interview.
Expand Your Network
Expanding your network is another way to advance your career, especially if you will have to leave the company where you currently work. Knowing people in your industry of choice will help you get in the door, get a better sense of what it takes to get to the next step on your journey, and help you get closer to meeting the right people.
If you’re looking to make a career move, contact Staffers today. We specialize in office clerical positions and offer a range of employment types: temporary, temp-to-perm, and direct hire. Let us help you find a perfect match!
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