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Focus on the Future

Focus on the Future

05 Sep 11:00 by Leon Conway

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You’ve decided it’s time to look for a new role, but you’re not sure what your ideal role looks like!

You’ve visited lots of job sites, read many job descriptions, spoken with quite a few recruitment agencies, but are still unclear about what you’re really looking for.

As every job change in your career is an important step, channelpeople.co.uk has pulled together a few questions and tips that will help you create a more focused approach to your job search.  

Before considering your next role, it’s important to review your current position, for example.

  1. Why are you looking to move job?

  2. What is it you like/dislike about your current role?

You could be looking for a change for many reasons, career progression, relocation, work/life balance, salary package, etc. Once you’ve built a picture of why you’re looking to change role, and have a clear understanding of what you like or dislike about your current position, it’s time to consider the following:

  1. What kind of company culture suits you best?

  2. What size of company do you want to work for?

  3. Where in the channel do you want to work? E.g Vendor, Distributor, VAR

  4. If you’ve already identified a company you’d like to work for. What is it that attracts you to the organisation? Can you identify other similar companies?

  5. What type of role suits you best, and plays to your strengthens?

  6. Think about the technology you want to be involved with, how it’s evolving and if it interests you.

  7. Do you want to manage people or be an individual contributor?

  8. How far do you want to travel to work, or, do you want an external role?

  9. How do you want your career to develop in the next 2-5 years?

  10. What are your salary expectations? This could have a bearing on the dream role!

Why not create a list to capture your responses to the above questions? Having your responses all in one place will keep you on track when reading through job ads, or are speaking with recruitment managers or agencies.

Changing positions can be good for you for many reasons, but it normally takes plentiful amounts of perseverance and research, plus a small amount of good fortune to land the perfect role!

Best of luck!