The Window of Opportunity and Why it Matters
Strike while the iron is hot!
It’s a hot mess out there, and the job hunt landscape and world of recruiting always seems to get even more bonkers just before and during election years.
What you can count on?
Change is constant. The economy is cyclical. The development cycle of new technology is mind-blowing. Some employers will need new team members. Some individuals will need or want to find new career opportunities. Change is constant.
What you may already know.
Companies, big and small, in the industries we serve have reversed remote working policies. Work-life balance is more than just a buzz phrase. I talk with hundreds of powersports industry candidates each month, and more than half of my conversations include discussions about work-life balance. Compensation may be king, but having the time, good health and energy to enjoy life with the ones you love is a close second.
What you may not realize.
In real estate, it’s location, location, location. In the job hunt world, timing is everything! When an open position is posted or when you hear about a new job from a colleague or friend of a friend, think in minutes versus days regarding your response time. If you spot a great opportunity and you believe you are qualified, don’t sleep or sit on it. Ask your mate? Check in with your family, then get a solid resume that references your performance metrics in the hands of the hiring manager, recruiter or HR department pronto!
Most job posts are posted long after the need is determined. As talent search professionals, we help our clients address their needs as quickly and efficiently as possible. That doesn’t mean we take shortcuts. It means when the critical need sensor is on DEFCON 1, we don’t sit on your hands…and in order to earn that next top spot in your career, neither should you.
A hectic election year may be right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to pivot your career to an all-time high in the coming months. If you’d like some help doing so, please don’t hesitate to reach out.