You have probably noticed many announcements across multiple media channels recently advising that successful recruiters are changing horses and commencing roles in new corporate environments.

No doubt now that COVID is not the number one influence in our lives, in our brave new world a lot of things will be different to how they have been for so long, indeed decades prior to the pandemic.

People are changing jobs. Some of the major, often endemic frustrations experienced in the recruitment space have no doubt come into play.

Items such as:

  • Lack of brand recognition
  • Management by activity
  • Unfair remuneration structures
  • Internal competition leading to unhealthy cultural behaviour
  • Lack of career advancement
  • Training and development gaps
  • Mentoring
  • Uncompetitive technology
  • The promise of autonomy yet the presence of micro management
  • Solid back office support
  • A lack of vision/strategy
  • Hybrid working models
  • General workplace flexibility

I am sure many of these points are addressed when folks are considering their moves. Or, maybe not. Maybe people choose to move on simply when they have had enough of their current employer?

Regardless (and there may be more considerations), even with those mentioned, the decision to move is clearly a big one and one worthy of careful consideration. This is particularly important considering many professionals have lost at least two years (in a career sense) since 2019.

An additional point to consider when moving jobs is the need to observe any contractual requirements that may exist with the company you have just left – although you do need to be able to earn a living, unless you continue to be paid.

Please make sure that if you are considering a move to new employment, that you construct lists covering what you are looking for, what your strengths are and what sort of environments you best work in including management style and culture.

This is in the preparation stage rather than within the project stage, as you need this information at hand to make a quality decision once you are in job search mode. Make sure you keep note of your lists, as once you start considering options emotion kicks in and can enable an uninformed decision.

Try and avoid the double move, which as recruiters we so often observe. This is where someone moves without due consideration, often emotionally affected by what can be small things, then realise they have jumped out of fat into fire and proceed to move again (sometimes a few times), before getting a position near the job they want. It happens all the time, and its not good for stress levels or resumes!

It is possible you don’t really know what you want, but you do know you enjoy the recruitment space. You may have proven you are good at it, but the current job doesn’t meet the majority of criteria mentioned above, particularly the decision making process in each case.

If you would like to be your own boss and enjoy the rewards that brings, and would like to be guided by experienced, recognised industry leaders who know what enables success, call Peter Gleeson 0419367569, Ian Stacy 0417478229 or Peter Tanner 0419826637 or visit tannermenzies.net.au.

Written by Peter Gleeson.