Managing your career

Changing jobs should be a positive experience and  Esanda has the experience to take you through every step of the process.   Start by considering…


What kind of company do you want to work for?

No two employers are the same and your search for work will be easier if you have a good idea of what kind of company you want to work for. Each has its own benefits and there are a number of factors to consider.

  • What are the benefits of a small versus a large company?
  • What is the company culture?  
  • What will the prospects for career progression be like?
  • What training will be offered?
  • What benefits are offered by the company?

 

How much do you want to earn?

Be realistic but don't sell yourself short!

Our clients are successful businesses operating in high growth markets and are able to offer competitive salaries.  Talk to us for an overview of market trends and an accurate appraisal of your likely earnings in that market.  As part of our service, we will spend a lot of time negotiating the right salary package for you.

 

Where do you want to work?

Consider how you're going to travel to work and how long it will take to get there– there is no use applying for a job the other end of the country unless you're prepared to travel or relocate.  We work with clients world-wide and so have opportunities in a number of countries.

See our Relocating section for more details.

 

Strengths and weaknesses

Consider your strengths and weakness;

  • What have you enjoyed?
  • What have you excelled at? 
  • What have you found challenging?
  • What do you think you need to work on?

Speaking to others who know you may give you valuable insight.  If you have a good relationship with a previous manager ask them for their opinion.  Talk to some friends who can be objective career coaches and will give you honest and unbiased feedback. 

Make sure to record your achievements, keep your appraisals and record details of any special projects you were involved in.

You should continue to consider and develop your strengths and weakness as you and your career evolve.   Make sure every working year is a new year and not a repeat of the previous one. Do you have 5 years experience or one year’s worth of experience five times over?!

 

Keep up to date

Knowledge is power! Understanding the market and how it is developing are essential for your career progression.

You can find practically everything on the internet:

  •  Find out what courses are available,
  •  what other companies operate in the market,
  • what's going on in other countries;
  • read newspapers,
  • attend seminars,
  • tune into office politics (but avoid getting involved!). 

Be the one that knows what's going on, this knowledge can make the difference in you landing your dream role or not.  Esanda  has developed a News section, which is updated daily, that will be beneficial. 


Self Review

Remember that your experience makes you who you are.  We recommend you regularly set aside time to review yourself and how your career is progressing.

Try to consider:

  • Your progress to date
  • Your key achievements
  • Stumbling blocks
  • How do you think your boss sees you?  What can you do to change/improve this?
  • What have you done to upskill/invest in yourself?  Have you got a plan in place?  Have you considered additional training?
  • Where do you want to be in 1/5/10 years time?

Make sure you learn from your mistakes but don't dwell on them. Self-criticism and analysis, when harnessed correctly, can be a very powerful tool that will help you grow as an individual and therefore succeed in your career.

Think positive.  If you think you’re going to succeed then you are more likely to.  

We are here to help you even when you are not job-hunting, contact your Esanda recruitment consultant who will give you advice.

Remember - you are your own CEO and your career is your business.

 

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