Considering a Job Switch?

If you are considering a job switch for 2018, now is the time to get moving on it. Hannah Morgan, a contributor for U. S. News and World Report’s Money has written a great article that will inspire you and get you motivated to do just that. In her article How to Prepare for Your January Job Search-Now (December 7, 2017) she details the planning and prepping that can be done now to give you a comfortable edge on the competition.
First and most important, do not ever use company time or resources to do your job search. This also includes updating on company time any job related social media platforms you use. Simply put, you should just avoid the temptation even if work is slow. Second, maintain confidentiality. Do not share with anyone at work that you are job hunting. Leaks can imperil your success and create problems for you if word gets out.
Consider the following questions that will help you start off with your best foot forward:
• Where are former colleagues working? Companies like to hire referrals from current employees. Now is the perfect time to tap into friends and former co-workers and let them know what you are doing. Networking is a great way to reconnect with them.
• What companies would you like to work for? Make a list of companies where you might envision yourself working. Do your research and investigate the company, the city’s location and current jobs that are available on the company’s website.
• What is your salary range? Check with other people who hold similar jobs as to what they consider the range is for the position. Be sure to do your research here as well. Salary websites are also helpful to help find the current information for the position.
Ms. Morgan provides more suggestions in her article and you can read them all at the following link:

https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-12-07/how-to-prepare-for-your-january-job-search-now

Post Author: Maggi Rice