Determining the benefits of each move and progression you make throughout your career is essential. Often, working out what that next move should be, can prove more intricate than you may think. Our experts at ConSol Partners have compiled the best tips and advice to ensure your next step is the best one.
Are you ready?
Before committing to a change or even beginning to search for a new role, ask yourself if you’re ready to move on. Have you achieved everything you wanted to in your current role? Is there more left to learn that can bolster your skills before you make your next move? Think long and hard about whether your reasons are justified for searching elsewhere; don’t let a bad day change the course of your career.
What do you want from your next move?
Once you have made the decision to begin the hunt for the next stage in your career, it’s crucial you know what your goals and aspirations are. What do you want to achieve in your future role? What do you bring to the table? What type of role grabs your interest? Understanding your stance on these questions will provide you with a starting point for your search and will enable you to explain your goals to recruiters.
Make your life easier by researching the firm’s you are targeting and the role you want to secure. Ensuring you have the foresight on what skills you may be required to demonstrate, the questions you could be asked and the type of person the employer may be seeking will put you in the best position to succeed. ConSol’s expert recruiters can provide tailored advice for approaching these roles, what availability is currently on offer and other in-depth tips.
Take advantage of the contacts you have gained during your career so far, and you may be able to reach a job market unavailable through usual channels. You can also attend corporate social events and job fairs that facilitate networking amongst professionals.
Review your CV
A CV is often the first thing that a potential employer will see, so make sure you represent yourself in the best possible way. Ensure you have updated your CV with your current role and connect the skills and experience you have with the position you are applying for. A CV is used to sell yourself to an employer, do your best to stand out and illustrate why you are ahead of the competition.
Contact ConSol Partners for advice and guidance on your next career move.