It’s a new year, are you ready to JUMP IN to your next opportunity?

This is the process I went through to figure out what I wanted for my next move and I hope it can help you too.

A few months ago, I found myself in the same position as one of my candidates. I realised it was time to move on and that I needed a new opportunity. Although I partner with candidates on a regular basis, I was now in their shoes and the same advice I offer them, I had to use on myself.

First I figured out a list of non-negotiables on what was important to me:

  1. I wanted to be mentored
  2. I wanted regular training and development
  3. I wanted to work in an office where we would work hard and have fun along the way
  4. I wanted progression opportunities
  5. I wanted leadership that aligned with my ethics and morals

What you will notice from my list is that they are all soft benefits, which is hard to quantify when you go through an interview process. Hard benefits are solid or something you can touch such as salary, carpark, location or a higher job title. Soft benefits are the type that are not so easy to gauge such as partnership opportunities, team morale, onboarding and training.

Bottom line: You need to figure out what you want and what’s most important to you.

Next, limit your options.

Consider one to two options at a time. However one may be too limited, as you won’t have a comparison. If you have too many options it can get confusing and take up unnecessary time.

Using a recruitment partner allows you to understand the market and get across what is important to you in a new role. They will streamline the process and present a couple of options for you to weigh up at your leisure.

Bottom line: Keep it simple and pick the best option for you.

I have made the move and as scary as it was, I couldn’t be happier. If you are not 100% fulfilled in your role, I can assure you there is light at the end of the tunnel. You may even wonder, once you have made the move, why you didn’t move sooner.

If you are considering your next move in the legal space, please don’t hesitate to reach out.