Even if you are lucky enough to enjoy a nice and interesting job, that does not mean you have to stop to look for something even more awesome as possible. Maybe you still need a higher salary? Maybe your current job is too far from your home? Maybe you just need a new challenge?
No matter what the reason is, if you really are interested in the opportunity to make a job transfer, you need to work on the matter, rather than waiting for proposal falling from the sky. However, it is important to consider the steps you will take in this direction carefully to ensure successful completion of another step in your career.
Here is the advice of Peter George, owner of the Schools HR Cooperative:
1. Think about why you want to change your job.
People leave their secured jobs for any reason, but their mistake is that some of them, at that particular period begin to actively seek for new employment. First, you have to answer the question of why you want to change employer. Write down on paper your reasons and motivations for this idea – low wages, no firm career opportunities boring industry, etc.
Then write on the paper your strongest skills that can help you to find something better. Thirdly, make a list of your business contacts that can help in the effort.
2. Work out the new work on trial
If you want to work dramatically and move to another industry / field, then you can leave for two weeks and try a test to carry out other work before you decide to accept it. You can join as an intern somewhere, just to feel that the service and the company suit your needs.
Another option is to start working at home for your eventually new company (if possible).This helps you decide if this is the path, you want to follow.
3. Look carefully
Once you have decided to move forward and really change your job, be careful about potential risks. First, be as discreet as you look for a new job. Nobody needs to know that you go to interviews and have conversations on the topic, even your closest friend among your colleagues in your current company. Do not share anything on social networks that you are looking for a new job because there is a risk, any of your current colleagues or bosses to understand about your intentions.
4. Be as diplomatic yet discreet
Most of the questions in job interviews focus on why you are interested in particular job, what you have achieved so far in this work, with what you have contributed to the development of your current company and how your previous experience can help you (and them) in the future.
Be careful to not reveal too many details of your current job and not commenting on your heads. Respect the person who conducts the interview but do not share their “know how” before you shake hands with him.