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Making your next career move

Making your next career move is an important step. You’ll be in a different environment, with new colleagues, perhaps even learning new things. But, how do you know if it’s the right time to leave your current position? If you’re feeling stagnant in your current role or you can’t see any opportunities to progress internally, then it may be time to consider taking a new direction in your career. However, when weighing up whether or not you should make a career move, it is important to ensure that you have done your research. So, how do you know what you should be looking for in a new job?

It's in your best interest to look for a role that is suited to you and your professional goals. Ask yourself, what does your ideal work day look like and what type of work do you enjoy doing? How do you like your working environment, quiet or lively? Make a list of what you dislike and don’t ignore the tasks or situations that have been a problem for you in the past. Once you have the answers to those questions, it’s time to begin your search.

Once you have found your dream job and have been offered the position, congratulations, you have taken a significant step towards your new career. Now you should consider how you plan to leave your current workplace. See our article on how to write a resignation letter as a guide to leaving your current employer in a professional manner.

Making a career move is important, if you are unsure of the skills you need to move on, or to take on a managerial position, speak to us. We have all the advice you will need to push towards professional success in a company that may be better suited to your skills and career goals.

Here at Michael Page, we have thousands of jobs to choose from, across a variety of industries. With over 40 years of recruitment expertise, our consultants have placed thousands of candidates in new roles in a variety of different sectors. Whether you are a candidate who has recently graduated or one that is looking to make a step up, try our Job Match tool to help you to find your perfect position.

Our specialist recruitment consultants understand how difficult it can be to make a career change, that is why we have created a range of informative articles to help answer all of your questions about moving roles or organisations. If you are struggling to find your way on your career path or want to discover new opportunities, we can help.