Are You Ready to Get a New Job?

Its not only a new year but a new decade as well! This is a great time of year to self assess and many people chose the new year to look for a new job.

Before you do that, Pathfinder has a few suggestions to ensure that desire becomes a reality and you land your dream job.

1. Clean up your (work) environment

Your environment, which includes your friends, colleagues, location, habits, and lifestyle, impacts you far more—for better or for worse—than you realize. You can’t make a significant, lasting change without altering some elements of it. Real growth happens when we understand whom and what best supports what we want, and then align ourselves with those people and places that do.

 2. Say ‘yes’

Saying yes opens you up to new challenges and opportunities, invites collaboration, empowers and affirms others, and creates an environment where it’s safe to try, fail, learn and innovate.

 3. Brush up on your soft skills

LinkedIn released its annual Global Talent Trends 2019 report, which explores the four big trends fueling the future of the workplace. Topping the list? Soft skills

4. Get curious

When you’re curious, you’re open. Open to exploring new ideas, experiences, and possibilities. Open to meeting new people and learning new things. Open to leaving behind outdated mindsets and limiting beliefs to make room for your highest and best self. And it’s that openness—that curiosity—that fuels growth.

5. Dare to be a career contrarian

Instead of conforming to conventional or practical approaches, remember there is more than one path to success: trust your gut, play the long game, eliminate the negative self-talk, and understand that taking an alternative path may inspire someone else to do it, as well.

 6. Move past your fear and stop hiding

We avoid at all costs those things that make us uncomfortable, but there is no growth in the status quo. Sooner or later, that caution and those fears that prevent you from getting hurt or put on the spot, stagnate you.

7. Audit your social media profiles

Review what details are publicly available, adjust your privacy settings and make sure your profile picture is consistent with the personal brand you want to promote.

Also, consider what you are posting on your social media. What impression would it give a potential employer?

8. Optimize your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn is one of the most useful online tools you have as a job candidate. If you don’t already have a profile then now is the time to set one up.

9. Don’t limit yourself

Finally, our top tip: It is essential to believe in yourself and don’t limit your abilities. Most employers can tell if someone really believes that they can be successful in a new role compared to those that are not. Confidence in your own abilities can help you get that promotion or new role.

Career Change, Job Search