Job change is a dramatic event for every professional, but it does not to be such. There are two steps to a successful job change: making the right decision to change the job (whether it is moving to a new department or a new employer) and selecting the right job (both employer and your position). The purpose of this blog is to alleviate pressure and stress related to such a move and support you in making both decisions and landing the job of your dreams.
The first set of tips will cover the following 10 topics of primary interest to professionals looking for a new job:
1. How do I make a decision whether this is right time for me to move on?
2. What is the perfect next job for me?
3. What if I am searching for a job while I am still working full-time? What if I am unemployed and need to find a new job soon?
4. Are my expectations for the new job realistic?
5. What if I selected organizations I'd like to work for but none of them are responding?
6. What do I need to have in place before I apply?
7. How do I put together a winning resume? Do I need to use professional help?
8. What are the sources for a successful job search?
9. How do I get prepared for an interview? How do I achieve a 100% offer rate?
10. When do I negotiate an offer and how?
and a bonus:
Hooray! I got an offer for my dream job. Can I relax now?
We will also cover specific job situations, such as looking for your first professional job, moving to a different department within the same organization, landing your first managerial position, or progressing to an executive level. We will discuss how to compare your options, such an a Director-level position with a Fortune 100 company and a C-level position with a startup. We will map your offer to your career objectives, short-term and long-term, so that your next step takes you where you want to be professionally. We will talk a lot about relationship building, professional associations, building your presence, and the role of referrals in your next job. There will be very specific step-by-step advice and a lot of real-world examples.
Please feel to contribute your questions and suggestions so that this information is targeted to your professional experiences and can be immediately used by you and others in landing the job of your dreams and never getting disappointed in this decision.
About the Blog
The difference between our career advice site and many others on this topic comes from the fact that it is not written by a career consultant who has limited experience with achieving career growth in a professional environment. This site comes from an industry expert who achieved career progression step by step and learned the lessons that are now generously shared with you.
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