JOB SEEKERS...WINTER IS HERE
There are so many studies and articles that gives advice on how to secure a position at a new company, but there is little said about how to leave your current job and transition into a new job. Recession is lurking around the corner, it would be challenging to make a huge career move or almost impossible to change jobs because of the fear of the unknown. Studies have shown that a huge number of HR leaders and transitioning executives agreed that leaving one’s job would strain relationship with former Employer and external contact, attract bad press attention, cause fewer attractive career down the line and lower future pay.
Change is an easy word to spell but hard to put into action. Here some reasons that may drive employees to change job or look for another career includes;
- Lack of recognition of staff in the work place
- Managers lack of people skill
- Inadequate compensation plan
- Over worked staff
- No room for staff motivation and innovation
GUIDE LINES TO TRANSITION INTO A NEW JOB
- Make up your mind and stick to your decision to change job (it begins with mental preparation)
- Honour the good name of your former employer when communicating your decision to other contacts (bad press is never good for anyone)
- prepare for worst case scenario (studies shows that it may take 3-6 months to find a new job, so save money to help you transition)
- reflect on your decision and create a strategic plan, learn or train for your new job or role (the road ahead may be rough, tough and may seem lonely, get a mentor or HR firm to help make job hunting easier)
- set future goals in your new job (planing your future secures your future)
If you are able to do all this you are on your way to become the hand of the queen.