Top tips on how to make the leap to your dream job.
Successfully managing your career can be challenging. As you progress in your current role, your goals and needs may change or the market may change, impacting your job satisfaction and outlook. Once you have made your mind up that it is time to start looking, the idea of change can be confronting and even a little bit scary.
Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfort zone and not challenge yourself to progress, failing to act when the time is right can adversely affect your career performance and satisfaction.
To assist you in preparing for your career change, ask yourself the following questions:
- What has inspired or encouraged you to consider a career change?
- Do you have the necessary skills to be successful in your desired career?
- Do you need to undertake additional study?
- What are you seeking in your next employer?
- Are you looking for professional development opportunities, flexibility or career growth?
Once you have answered these questions, it is time to review your CV. An up-to-date resume that highlights your key strengths and ideal role requirements will assist a recruiter or potential employer to match you with suitable roles.
To demonstrate your commitment, it is a good investment to thoroughly research the company and the role and customise your application to ensure your CV matches the key requirements.
It pays to be well prepared for any transition. One of the most effective ways you can do this is by working with a qualified recruitment professional. PKL Recruitment specialises in permanent, temporary and part-time recruitment in business support and call centre roles across all industries.
Are you ready to make your next career move?
About the Author – Justin Culhane
In 2015, Justin joined PKL Recruitment as the Melbourne Team Leader for Business Support. Justin is dedicated to building a strong and collaborative team environment that achieves targets and is passionate about recruitment and the PKL Recruitment brand. His is experienced in sales and business development and thrives on managing a motivated, intelligent and engaged team. Contact Justin directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or on LinkedIn.