In the words of the English band The Clash… “Should I stay, or should I go now?”
The New Year nearly always brings thoughts of finding a new job or creating a new challenge or opportunity.If you made a big, career-related New Year’s resolution this year, we’re betting it’s one of three things: finding a new job, getting a promotion in your current role, or finally venturing out on your own. Today, we’re focusing on landing that fabulous new opportunity that you have been hoping for.
If you are unsure if you should make that change or if you are 100% sure, here are three simple things you should always do before starting the job search.
- Evaluate your current situation:Take an in depth look at where you are currently. Ask yourself, what makes you happy? What you wish could change or be different? Are you where you want to be professionally and personally? Is your family where they want to be? And the most important question, are you happy?
- Decide what you’re looking for: Looking for a new job is often a result of experiencing what you don’t want in a job. But don’t forget that it’s just as important to pin down what you dowant and especially the things that you ultimately need. Make a list of what’s most important to you in terms of things like pay, location, work-life balance, and clinical opportunities. Use this list as your checklist when evaluating opportunities.
- Find a trusted recruitment firm to partner with:Working with a full-service recruitment firm like Pacific Companies can help you just get a feel for what’s out there.
Do you want to try Locum Tenens? Or are you looking for a permanent opportunity?
We at Pacific Companies have many options in all specialties nationwide, this can really help you evaluate if you are ready to dive head first in the job search. Doing steps 1 & 2 before working with a recruitment firm, helps the recruiter really understand your needs professionally and personally.
The best advice we can give is life is short, never settle, take risks, do what makes you happy and have fun in the process. Opening your mind, staying positive, optimistic and trying new things, only makes you grow personally and professionally.
Give one of our Pacific Companies recruiters a call today and let them help you navigate your new year’s goal free of charge and with no strings attached! We are here to truly get to know YOU and help in whatever ways we can. All of us at Pacific Companies are in this industry because we want to make a difference and create positive change. Doing this, inspires us and fuels our passion for physician recruitment. We dare you to step out of your comfort zone and build the life you and your family have always wanted. To get your mind moving, here is a list of some of our Locum Tenens and Permanent opportunities that are currently opening for a new year’s start! Happy Holidays and a Happy New Years from Pacific Companies!