Popular culture is full of stories of people who wake up one day to find that they are not leading the kind of life they want. Typically, these are people who got swept up in the day-to-day obligations and commitments like family, for example, or they fell into a position that seemed like a decent option at the time and just never took the time to step back and reevaluate their career. Empower yourself to take control of your career and grow it in the direction you wanted to go.
Work with a career partner
What do you want to do with your career? What steps do you need to follow to get to where you want it to be? Even at this early stage, you do not need to go it alone. You can work with a specialized recruiter who can help you reevaluate your career and determine what your options may be. A recruiter will know the job market and can help identify the fields where your skills are most in-demand,
Benchmark your compensation
Find out if you are earning your worth. Check out sites like Glassdoor or salary.com to find out how much others in your field are being paid. A recruiter can also give you a more accurate view of what employers in your area typically pay and what other components of compensation may be negotiable. If you cannot get a higher salary, for example, you might ask to work remotely, increase vacation time, or relocate to a different office.
Consider where you want to work and live
A recruiting firm can identify employers who recruit nationally and may have employers looking for your skills in another part of the country. Relocation may allow you to boost your compensation, increase your standard of living, or improve your quality of life. You will not know until you investigate.
Empower yourself with The Panther Group
We help professionals in accounting and finance, engineering, life sciences, information technology take control of their careers. If you are ready to grow your career, but are unsure what your next step should be, contact the recruiting professionals at The Panther Group to get started.