You’ve got that itch…it’s time for a new job, a fresh opportunity, something stimulating. Perhaps you’re even looking to make a larger commitment and you’re ready to move from part-time work to full-time.
Everyone’s search process is unique. You may know someone who found their position quickly, while others have taken much longer to find the right fit.
At Integrity Staffing, we ensure our candidates and associates have access to thousands of opportunities when the need for change comes but jumping into a job search too quickly can actually waste more time than you think. To find that right fit, it’s important that you’re very clear on what it is that you’ll need to make your next role personally and professionally satisfying.
With a little thought and preparation for what your future gig could be, you’ll be able to set yourself up for success. Here are some things to consider:
Past, present, and future; what skills and experience do you think you’ve gained? What are your current responsibilities? What are you interested in learning and why? Assessing where you started and how far you’ve come not only gives you bullet points for your resume, but it can add some perspective on how adaptable you are.
Enlist Friends and Family
Everyone is vulnerable to their own blind spots. Ask people who you trust as to what they see as your strengths and weaknesses. They may remember something you’ve forgotten about or could mention a superpower that you were completely unaware of.
When you finally do get an interview with a recruiter or someone who’s hiring, it’s important to be truthful about what your current capabilities are. Most skills are teachable so if you’re lacking in a particular area, make sure you express your interest and willingness to learn. Most companies are looking for someone to grow within their organization!
Consider Your Lifestyle Needs
From a flexible schedule to healthcare, your ideal corporate culture, and promotion potential; your next move can support you in more ways than just taking a paycheck (if that’s what you want). It’s important to evaluate how you want to feel at the workplace and if it can benefit your way of life as well.
When you’re ready, if you’re one of our associates, our new Opportunity Engine (OpEn) app is your new “jobs near me” search tool. You’ll enter your skills and what industry you want to be in just once and filtered, accurate listings will be at your fingertips whenever you want. You don’t have to deal with multiple emails hitting your inbox or spending hours scrolling through websites which makes OpEn quicker and much more convenient than most search sites. Note: OpEn is currently available in select markets, but is coming soon to all job seekers nationwide!
Looking for a new job can feel isolating and overwhelming. At Integrity Staffing we’re here to help guide you to discover the perfect position that is the right fit for all that you want to achieve!