Five things to consider when you're looking for a new job

Looking for a new job can be exciting, overwhelming, and at times a little scary, but if it’s the right time to move on from your current role, you owe it to yourself to find something new. We decided to put together a few questions that may be useful for you to consider when it comes to finding your next role.

1. Why are you leaving your current position?

When the time comes to move on, it’s important to think positive - this is a great time to re-assess, take stock, and think about what you’ve enjoyed from your previous employment. Think about what you’d like to do going forward, as well as what you’d prefer to leave behind.

2. What’s most important to you in a new job?

Everyone is motivated by a combination of different things, and now’s a great time to get your priorities in order. Whether you’re more focussed on a getting a decent salary, having access to progression opportunities, or finding a job with a good training programme, it’s important to know what’s most important before diving into the job search.

3. What kind of company do you want to work for?

When you’re picking a company that’s right for you, it all comes down to personal preference. The important thing is knowing what you want, as the type of company you work for could really impact your job satisfaction.

4. Which benefits are most important to you?

Nowadays, most companies offer some form of benefits package, and for many people, this can be a determining factor between accepting a role or not. Whether it’s flexible working, a generous bonus, or great holiday package, consider what’s right for you. Working with Progressive can really help you when it comes to this; thanks to our trusted relationships with the clients we work with, we’re often able to communicate your needs and negotiate a benefits package on your behalf.

5. Are your skills up to date?

Before you move into a new role, it could be a good idea to take some time to self-assess, and consider how your skills fare within the current market place. Updating your skills won’t just make you more employable, but will demonstrate a pro-active mentality and enthusiasm for keeping up with industry trends. Our team at Progressive ensure to keep up to date with market trends, are on hand to offer advice as to the best ways of making sure your skills are up to date.

Everyone looks for something different from a new job; some want a new challenge, others want more money. The most important thing is that you’re clear what you’re looking for and are armed with the information to find the role that’s right for you. When you’re ready to take that next step, the team at Progressive are here to help. By really getting to know you, we’re able to identify a role that’s right for your individual needs. So what are you waiting for? Start your journey, and get in touch with our team today!

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