Are you ready to start looking for a new Job?

by Heat Recruitment

There are plenty of reasons why you may be considering a new job. Chances are, you will fit into one of the three we have highlighted below. Change can be intimidating but once you have made the decision, you can be confident there are brighter horizons ahead. The key is to prepare yourself for the road less travelled before initiating your search.

You’ve reached your capacity in a role

You may have heard of the glass ceiling in business, but how about the concrete ceiling? In hierarchical corporations or indeed smaller, companies with a creative culture, you may find yourself with a senior team that are really quite comfortable where they are for the foreseeable future. Logistically, that could cause an issue for the employee wishing to reach those senior positions.

If you find yourself road-blocked in this sense, it may be time for a change. An important thing to consider, if you are looking to progress, is whether or not that will be possible for you in the next two, five, 10 years… If not, it would be productive to look at companies that offer positive progression programmes, training structures and paths to the top. Don’t feel down and out that you have nothing else to give a company, because you could flourish in another.

You’re employed on a project basis

Temporary employment is certainly on the rise with over 1.5 million workers in the UK alone. Whilst there is much to gain from interim employment, it is important to constantly think of your next step in order to avoid those tricky gaps in work.

The best way to do this is to improve communication within your temporary placement. Make relationships with your colleagues and go above and beyond for your managers and seniors. You never know when your help could become indispensable. It’s common for employees to make that all-important transition from temporary to permanent due to good performance.

On the other hand, if you’re happy gaining valuable and varied skills through continuous temporary placements, it can be really crucial to have a great relationship with a recruitment team. Not only will they source your next opportunity for you, but they will go above and beyond setting up interviews at appropriate times and getting those changeover timings perfect.

You’re unhappy in your role

This is perhaps the most common reason for change, and one of the most compelling reasons to move on. When spending up to 40 hours a week (or more) in a job, it’s really important that you are getting something from it – be that fulfilment, skills, a professional network etc.

If you find that your enjoyment of the role has reached its sell-by date, there are some really useful attributes to identify in another company before you make your move.

Company culture is a big one. This relates to aspects such as brand ethos, perks and benefits and what the company actually stands for. If this isn’t aligned with your morals and ethics it really could impact your day to day happiness at work.

Perhaps you have outgrown your current company as well. You may feel too creative for the role, too productive – perhaps you’re the hardest worker in the room and you don’t feel rewarded. If this is the case don’t waste your time in a corporation that doesn’t want to develop you or maximise your skillset. In work you should give what you get and if this isn’t adding up, it’s probably time for a new opportunity.

That’s where we come in. Heat Recruitment are dedicated specialist recruiters and are committed to getting to know you as a person. This helps you on the journey to finding a new career, and ensures the next opportunity is tailored to match your needs and aspirations, to create the perfect fit, whether that be in Engineering, Legal,Financial Services, IT or Insurance. Get in touch today.

by Ross Bennett