You might be content in your current position. However, that doesn’t mean you should close the door on new opportunities. In fact, when you’re proactively managing your career and remain open to what comes your way, you can build a stronger, more rewarding career in the process. Here are a few more reasons to keep an open mind – and keep a lookout for different possibilities.
You can meet new people and expand your network.
Even if you’re a passive candidate and not actively looking for a new position, expanding your network and meeting new people can lead to opportunities you didn’t even know were possible. Whether you’re networking with past co-workers or former college friends, you can build your reputation and your relationships in the process. This can lead to conversations and connections that are beneficial to your career advancement.
You’ll remain in the know on industry trends.
When you manage your career in a proactive away, you can remain on top of the latest developments and new trends in your field. This might inspire you to pursue different certifications or an advanced degree in an area of interest. It can also lead to different opportunities or a career direction that’s more fulfilling or lucrative.
You’re prepared should something unexpected happen.
Even if your job is secure today, who knows what will happen in the future. It’s best to always be prepared by keeping your resume up to date, maintaining strong ties in your industry and beyond, and also working on developing new skills, so you’re a more marketable candidate.
Another way this can help you is if a new job opens up in your company. If it’s a step up or in the department where you’ve always wanted to work, you’ll be prepared to put yourself forward as a strong candidate.
Looking for a new opportunity – and a change in your career?
At Provisional Recruiting, we can connect you with a variety of jobs in Sponane and throughout the Northwest. We’ll get to know you and your career goals, so we can match you with the best-fit opportunities. Search our jobs now to begin.