Ringing in the new year makes us all reflect on the past twelve months and consider where we hope to be this time next year. And while some resolutions are basically made to be broken (like learning to speak Portuguese on our own… ahem), others are made because we really are ready to commit to them. One change you may find at the top of your list this year is to find a new job.
Here’s something counterintuitive to consider: you don’t have to hate your current job to make finding a new one your goal this year. Take stock of your current position and think about where you see it going over the next year. If you know you’ve grown as much as you can at your current company or are interested in switching industries, it might be time for a career change. Sometimes, liking where you work isn’t enough of a reason to stay.
Normally looking for a job goes something like this: after some soul-searching, you decide you’re ready for a new career adventure. Then every night when you go home and scour job boards like it’s your second job hoping the perfect fit pops up. But if night-after-night you come across jobs that have the right titles, but the company cultures don’t seem to fit who you are and who you want to be, it might be time to reverse your job hunting strategy. How? By targeting companies, not jobs.