If you’re still working 5 days a week, it’s going to be hard to dedicate time to a proper job search. However, it’s never a good idea to walk away from one position to find a new one, so you’ve got to try and make this scenario work! You want to have another job lined up as soon as you’ve worked through your notice, but without time to apply and interview, it might take a good while to get where you want. And that’s what the advice down below is for; check it out if you’re looking to get into a new career.
Set Up Automated Job Applications
You can do this via some bots, apps and/or browser extensions, or you can use job hunting websites in a ‘public’ manner. Simply make your openness to finding a new job known, make sure your CV can be viewed by prospective employers, and set your job filters far and wide.
And done! Thanks to this method, whatever it is you could be qualified for, you could end up getting a message from. And it’s very motivating to get a few job notices per day, whether they want you to come in for an interview or just have a casual Zoom chat.
Think About Working From Home
Working from home is one of the best ways to take career control into your hands. Indeed, even if you don’t want to start a business of your own, there are plenty of opportunities for remote working on the market right now.
And the best part? You won’t need to make time to commute to an in-person interview! So if you want to get started in cyber security or take on a role as a virtual assistant, you’re likely to find the right job in half the time you’d expect.
Talk to Your Boss
You can tell your boss if you’re unhappy. A lot of people might think this a bad idea, but if you want things to change, sometimes you have to go to the top! Ask for a one on one with your immediate boss and bring up some of the things you’re unhappy about. If they’re open to working with you, you’ll immediately be able to tell by their response. And if they’re not too fussed about the way you’re feeling, you’ll be able to walk away from your current job much easier and with your head held high.
Start with Your Network
If you’ve got a network to rely on, this is where you deploy them. A good network is something you can reach out to and ask about job opportunities, and the earlier you do this, the faster your job hunt will come to an end. You could be in with a new job in a week or it could take a couple months; either way, your network will come through for you.
A job search is very labor intensive; try to get started quite early!