Are you in your dream job?
At Transition Solutions, we have been helping companies and individuals with workforce changes for 30 years. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day week, we wanted to share how we coach our clients on how to find their ideal job.
Most people have heard about what’s been labeled as the “great resignation” with millions of Americans quitting their jobs each month based on the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary report.
Last Fall CNBC and global gender equality firm Catalyst released a report titled “The Great Work/Life Divide: How employee desire for flexibility and employer concern is driving the future of work” on the subject. Conducted by Harris Poll, the survey of 903 workers found that half of working Americans want to make a career change.
“Over half of the employees want to leave [their jobs], and there’s really two reasons that came out of the survey,” Catalyst President and CEO Lorraine Hariton tells CNBC’s Julia Boorstin. “One is if they felt that their employers did not understand them, that they weren’t providing empathy. This is especially true for working parents, male or female. They didn’t feel good about the experience, and they’re looking to leave. The second thing is that people are really leaning into flexibility, whether that’s flexibility by location, by when they work, or how they work. They want to leave if the employer is not providing that.”
Whether it’s more empathy, flexibility or some other factor, the key to finding your ideal job is taking the time to understand what’s most important to you. Need help? Write your answers to the following sentences:
- At this time, my primary career goal is….
- The skills required for this career are…
- I will/will not need additional education or training (circle)….
- What I liked most about my last job was….
- What I liked most about my last reporting manager was….
- What I liked least about the company was….
- What I liked least about my reporting manager was….
- If someone asked my reporting manager about me, he/she would say….
- If someone asked one of my co-workers about me, he/she would say….
Based on your answers to the statements above, think about what types of jobs and industries would be ideal for you. Then reach out to people you know to help you get in front of decision makers since 80-90% of all jobs are found using networking.
Knowing what you want and connecting with the right people who can get you there will help you find your dream job.
At Transition Solutions, we have been helping companies and individuals with workforce changes for thirty years. Our strong reputation for consistently delivering exceptional service at value sets us apart. If you would like more information on our services please check out our website at https://www.transitionsolutions.com/ or you can contact us directly at 888-424-0003 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.