New Opportunities

By Ben Brown,

We’ve all been there, mentally checking out of work, sitting at your desk wondering why you still work there, then decide to do something about it and start the job hunt

The decision to move on and begin your next work challenge is easy. What’s harder is realising that you need to take up a new opportunity, even though you are quite happy in your current role.

Our Recruitment Consultant Anya Loukina had a left-field entry into Method Recruitment. For 14 years Anya had been in the beauty industry, while she was still enjoying her role she realised she needed to start something new.

 “I wanted the feeling of learning how to crawl again, to put myself in a situation that made me feel uncomfortable.”

While for most, being placed in a situation where you are thrown into the deep end is daunting, the benefit is that it will put you in a position to develop and grow.

1) Never go for a position that you are 100% ready for. These positions will not challenge you and leave you with little room to personally grow.

If you see that there is no more for you to achieve in your current position or company, it’s time to start looking at the job market.

2) Know your worth. A lot of people underestimate themselves and don’t recognise the strength of their abilities.

Continually educate yourself and understand where you fit into the market. Be interested in the sector you are working in. As soon as you are not interested, you become stagnant, and you are not learning how you can progress or be better.

3) Don’t become complacent.

Too often people get comfortable in a job that isn’t pushing them and helping them grow as an employee and as an individual. “As soon as you get too comfortable, you’re not being pushed. You’re not able to be the best person you can be.”

4) Understand what drives you, and where you want to be in the future.

You may love your current job, but you need to know what kind of opportunities you may be interested in. Otherwise, you won’t realise when the perfect job does come along. It also protects you from being sold a role that you don’t have too much interest in.

Take the time to seriously consider and think about what you want from your job, where you want to go with your career, what you want your day to day to look like and how you fit into your space.

If you feel like you’re stuck in a position that isn’t pushing you to be your best or you’d like to explore your career paths, send us a message so we can help you find the right position to maximise your skills and potential.