The national unemployment rate remains below 4% and monthly job gains have averaged 164,000 in 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Translation? It’s a fantastic time to be in the job market!
You’re fortunate enough to capitalize on one of the best employment markets ever – which means you have an amazing opportunity to find a job that’s fulfilling, offers room for advancement and pays well, too. But it’s not likely to just fall in your lap.
How can you find the perfect opportunity – one that really has it all?
Start with some introspection.
What do you value most in your career: freedom, serving others, maximizing your compensation, advancement opportunities? What do you want to achieve in your career? What sort of job will make you happy and challenge you in a positive way? What type of work brings you the most fulfillment?
Take the time to look inward, define your priorities and establish an overarching career goal that aligns with your values (i.e., what is important to you in your career and work life).
Determine if you’re already on the right path – or if you need to course-correct.
While new jobs are plentiful, analyze the potential of your current job before you consider making a move. In this post, we share a list of 10 questions you can ask yourself to determine if you’re on the right career path.
Often, you may find that you have fantastic options in your current job, or that a move within your current workplace could open doors to a career that aligns better with your goals. If that’s the case, this earlier post shares practical tips for talking to your boss about a promotion.
Explore your options.
If you feel like you’ve hit a dead end in your current job, or that it just doesn’t mesh well with who you want to be, it may be time to look for a better opportunity.
PrideStaff is here to help by:
- Providing career guidance. If you’re unsure exactly how to translate your talents, values and goals into a career you’ll love, our recruiters can guide you. As employment experts, we help you identify the right opportunities for you – many of which aren’t advertised elsewhere.
- Offering transitional opportunities. If you’re looking to break into a new field or industry, PrideStaff can place you in skill-building assignments where you can explore a new career, gain practical experience and fast-track your career change.
The right job is closer than you think.
Regardless of why you want to make a change – better alignment with your career goals, more challenge, greater flexibility, better opportunities for advancement – our experts will take the time to understand what you really want from your career, and then help you get it.