Want to quit your job for a better gig? Here’s your to-do list
So much is working in favor of job seekers who want to wrangle a better position with better pay and better benefits these days.
The to-do list before you leave your current job
” Many people are looking for new professional opportunities and sometimes it’s good to be reminded of the different steps to take in order to get there.
First of all, the hunt. Where would you like to live? What would you like to be different at this new position? Is money the most important or is it the work-life balance? All of these factors are important to know before looking. We often find CVs with long term employment followed by a role kept for less than a year, which can be damaging for your reputation. Often this is caused by not doing enough due diligence before taking on a new role. Using job boards can be useful as can speaking to those you trust. If you’re able to speak with someone who works at the place you have your eye on, then that’s even better.
Once you do find that perfect fit, prepare for the interview. Don’t forget that others will also be interviewing for the same position and certain basic courtesies can go a long way. For example, don’t be late and be polite. These things seem obvious but you would be surprised.
Lastly, be sure to remain smart when leaving your former company. You always want to be sure you give the correct amount of notice and remain absolutely respectful and irreproachable. This former employer could very well serve as a reference one day.
Good luck to you if you’re looking and know that Elkho Group is here to help you along the way, confidentiality assured. “