Is It Time to Find a New Job?
Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 by
There can be any number of reasons for wanting to find a new job. The short list could be to pursue more income, find better opportunities for career growth or increase benefits such as dental and health.
Before you head for the exit, make sure you’ve answered some important questions.
- Have you accomplished everything that you hoped you would accomplish? Accomplishing what you set out to do is important for your own sense of personal achievement. A supportive employer might be willing to offer a recommendation for your next job. Did you take advantage of growth opportunities that may be offered by your company? Could you have enrolled in additional schooling? Could you have volunteered for more projects? These are the things that can help you hit the “refresh button” if there’s room for improvement. It can help you reconnect.
- Do you have enough money saved to make the move? It’s not bad to have up to a year’s savings tucked away in the bank for expenses. On the surface, it may appear the other company offers a more attractive employment package. However, it takes time to get a feel for a new work culture. After working only several months, you may find yourself yearning for a work environment that’s a better fit for you.
If you decide to make a career move, make sure you haven’t left any unfinished projects. Cleaning up any problems is only fair to the person who will take on your old role. Make sure that your departure is positive. You can never tell who you might have to work with again.
What Everest Offers
The first part of the journey toward success is often getting the right education. When you enroll at Everest, you benefit from learning with instructors with real-world experience. They can impart knowledge about the world of work that may not be found in books alone. And you’ll get a chance to learn from professionals who can help you develop good “soft skills.” These soft skills are your personalities and habits that can be used to make a positive impact on others.
Everest will also help you develop an effective job-search process, which includes resume writing, following up on job leads and learning how to be positive and effective during your interview. Everest can help you develop life skills that can be useful for the rest of your life.
When you graduate from Everest, you can always visit again to refresh your resume or learn new job-search tactics. Once you’re in the workforce, you’ll have plenty of time and opportunities to benefit from the knowledge you gain at Everest. If and when you decide it’s time to look for a new job, keep these tips in mind.
If you’re looking to discover your potential through career training, contact Everest to find out more about the programs and class start dates. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.