Can you believe it’s already 2019? Many of you have recently set goals for the New Year. Some of you hope to lose a few pounds while others want to kick a bad habit. However, many people are looking for a new chapter in their careers. A new year is a great time to look for a new job and find a position that you’re passionate about.
If you are looking for a new job in 2019, here are some things to look out for.
Many people make new year’s resolutions to improve their work-life balance. To do so, one of the easiest ways may be to find a new career. When searching for a new job, it’s essential to understand if this next step in your career will provide the right work-life balance for you.
Whether you’re looking for a 9:00 to 5:00 or you’re happy working 60 hours per week, you need to understand what the balance between your work and personal life will be.
Many candidates are looking for more than just a job; they want to find a position that will allow them to grow as a professional. Some people are looking to advance their career; they are looking for the next stepping stone in their career. If this sounds like you, you want to ensure this employer has the opportunity for you to advance through the ranks to get to where you want to be, in say, five years.
However, growing as a professional is not always about making a career jump. You can grow and become a better professional by working for an employer that offers opportunities for you to take chances and learn from both your success and your mistakes.
When going through the interview process, be sure to ask questions that give you a better understanding of what the future looks like for the organization. You also want to develop a better idea of what the company culture looks like. If you are looking for a position that will allow you to grow, you must find an employer that is willing to give you the opportunities and mentorship to hone your skills.
Speaking of mentorship, it’s essential to find a position where you have a mentor. A professional mentor is someone that works closely with you in the workplace. They can be your boss, supervisor, or even just one of your co-workers. However, it’s important to develop a relationship with someone within the company that you can rely on for honest feedback and encouragement.
Mentors are there to hold you accountable. They help you overcome your obstacles and celebrate your wins with you. Finding mentorship in a new position is key to your success and happiness within your new employer.
Hopefully, this gives you a few more things to look into when hitting the job search hard at the beginning of 2019. Happy New Year!