People approach their careers in different ways, which makes sense because everybody is different.
Some people are deliberate, while others “fly by the seat of their pants,” so to speak.
Some feel at ease taking risks, while others are afraid of risks and are more comfortable with what they know as opposed to what they don’t.
Regardless of different personalities, though, there’s one thing that everybody in the marketplace should be doing:
They should always be looking for a better job.
The reason for this is simple. There’s a difference between always looking for a better job and always switching jobs. Just because you’re always looking doesn’t mean you always have to make a move.
Actually, quite the opposite is the case, and below are three reasons why:
- The more you look for a better job, the more opportunities you’ll uncover.
- With more opportunities, you’ll have more options.
- With more options, you’ll have the flexibility to be selective about which opportunities you pursue and which ones you do not.
So it doesn’t matter how you approach your career. More options and more flexibility are always good things, since they allow you to proceed in the manner in which you prefer. You can either “fly by the seat of your pants” or only take careful, calculated moves based upon plenty of thought and consideration.
So let’s say you have a good job now, which is more than likely the case. What if somebody could offer you a better opportunity than the one you have? Would you want to know about it?
If so, this is where having a good relationship with a recruiter in your niche can pay off.
That’s because looking for a better job doesn’t have to fall 100% on your shoulders. When you partner with a recruiter, they can take that burden from you. While you’re busy in your current position, they can keep their eyes out for better employment opportunities and let you know when they come across them.
So in essence, partnering with a recruiter can help create more opportunities and options, which in turn will give you the luxury of being selective about which opportunities you pursue and which ones you do not.
Viewed in that context, there is no reason why you shouldn’t always be looking for a better job.
We help support careers in one of two ways: 1. By helping to find the right opportunity when the time is right, and 2. By helping to recruit top talent for the critical needs of organizations. If this is something you would like to explore further, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.