Back in August I wrote a blog about wanting to love my job. I gave a few tips and tricks on how to kick start the process. Here we are a little over six months later and you still aren’t happy with your current position/company. You have decided that you need to look for a new job but don’t know where to begin. There is no easy way to leave your job. If you feel there is no other choice here are a few tips that could help.
Update your resume: This is super important. Make sure it includes your current contact information, position, and company on it.
If you do not want your current company to know you are job hunting, reach out to a full service staffing firm or a head hunter. Click here to read a blog I wrote about working with Celebrity Staff.
Make a must have list: Create a list of things that you must have with your new position: benefits, vacation, opportunity for growth, professional development plan, salary requirements, company culture, etc.
Research: If you come across a position that peaks your interest, research the company! Make sure this is a company you want to work for. Make sure it checks off some of the must haves on your list. If it doesn’t, move on.
Make time: If you are serious about leaving your current company you will need to make time to interview. When the HR representative or manager for the position you applied for calls, have times that you can interview. Lunch interviews work great, as this should save you the hassle of asking for time off. If the position requires multiple interviews, you may need to request time off. Ask for early morning or late afternoon interviews to minimize time missed from your current position.
Be patient: Take your time and be picky with your career move. This can be a lengthy process, so don’t get frustrated.
No matter the length of time it takes, you will receive an offer. The very last tip that I have for you is to give ample notice and provide your current company with a resignation letter. You want to make sure you leave on good terms as you may need them for a reference.
What advice would you give to someone looking to leave their job? Let me know below!
Kristi Elet Kristi started her career with Celebrity Staff as an Account Manager in July 2013 where she was able to gain insight into the inner workings of the staffing world. In August 2014, she transitioned to operations as an Office Coordinator and was recently promoted to Operations Assistant. Kristi thrives at the back office piece of things and enjoys taking on tasks that may seem mundane to others. She has recently found her love for helping candidates find their perfect job match. In her spare time, Kristi enjoys spending time with her daughter, Julia, as well as the many family and friends she has in Omaha.