Often the biggest barrier to creating your next opportunity/ job is the fact that, as a high performer/ senior business person, you are still busy for filling commitments and delivering value and have no time to do so.
So how do you balance creating your next steps and still going a great job?
It is not easy and as most who have recently/ are currently job searching, they will tell you that finding your next steps is a fully time job in itself!
The energy and time required to research, promote yourself and ensure that you manage your profile and next steps in the desired manner and sets you up for success is significant and should not be under estimated.
A new job search requires the right mindset, commitment and resilience so ensuring that timing is right and you are prepared , will assist your success and help you self manage through the process.
The above said – this does negate the fact that when you are ready for a new challenge and that inner voice is calling to you , it is best not ignored and most definitely the time to take action!
Top tips for getting started and managing additional pressure:
- Spend some time to understand and map out your key drivers, what you love about your current role and what frustrates you vs your desired stretch/ growth, values, team and organisational culture and scope.
- Talk to a recruitment professional you trust and gain a lens on the market, your experience and current demand, what to consider and ask all those questions that you would not necessarily feel comfortable discussing directly with organisations you may wish to work with. Also great to gain feedback on how best to present your profile and how we will work with you to minimise time and energy misspent and provide good insights, access to better engagement with organisations and reduce time and paint throughout the process.
- Bounce with significant others to see where they see your strengths and practice your pitch/ how you promote yourself at interview.
- Prepare yourself for some potential frustrations and have a plan for staying motivated , have support people on board and understand the more senior you, the longer finding the right role may take.
Remember that the end game is worth some initial pain.
Remind yourself daily of what you are trying to achieve and why and always positive to start the journey whilst you are still performing and engaged in your current role, as this truly presents at interview and your state of mind will be visible.
To find out more/ for advice on your next steps- reach out and talk to us today at: fusionpartners.co.nz