Tired of your daily routine at work? Ready for a change in 2018? Think you might want to start looking for new jobs in Hartford, but aren’t quite sure? Here are some questions from Stewart Staffing you should be asking to kick your career into high gear in 2018:
What do I like about my current job?
Sure, your job might have grown stale for you. But there are probably things you still like about it. What are they? Once you identify them, you’ll know what qualities and responsibilities to look for in your next opportunity.
What don’t I like?
Are there tasks, roles or demands of your job that you just plain hate? Determinng what these are is equally important. That way, if you know a potential job requires a lot of these, then it’s not the right one for you.
What do I see other people doing that I wish I could do?
Do you see co-workers or other people within your company performing tasks or taking on projects you’d like to do? What are they and what skills do you need to obtain to qualify for these kinds of jobs? Learning from those around you is a valuable way to focus in on what you wish you could be doing.
What’s my vision for my career?
If you’re feeling stuck in your career, where is it that you want to go? Whether it’s to get promoted or get a new job, it’s important to have a clear-cut goal in mind. Once you do, identify the smaller steps you need to take to achieve those goals.
How can I make myself more marketable?
Once you have an understanding of where you want to go in your career, then strive to make yourself more attractive to potential employers. Take on more responsibilities, ask for more challenging assignments, sign up for a course or seminar, and work to obtain new skills. As you’re learning and growing, make sure you’re also updating your resume.
Do I need a new job or a career change?
Sometimes, to get out of a career rut, or take your career to a new level, you simply need to find a new opportunity. In other cases, though, you might be realizing that the field you’re in simply is not right for you – and it’s time for a career switch.
The good news? The New Year is a perfect time to put your career first, determine where it is you want to go and take steps to get there.
Need help with the process?
Contact Stewart Staffing. We can help you with your job search or career switch from start to finish, including connecting you to top employers – and top jobs in and around Hartford. Call us today to find out how.