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The Price To Pay For Your Dream Job


Consultants at Sigmar speak with many applicants that are eager to change direction and find that one job that gets them excited to get up in the morning. People no longer want any old job but a career – something new and exciting – their dream job. However to achieve this goal, the reality is that it might mean taking on a short term contract, less hours or a cut in pay. All of a sudden this dream comes at a price.


Although there are negatives, there are also long term benefits to making this move during your career:


Getting Out of a Rut

Moving into a fresh environment or industry with new people and a different culture can be a fascinating experience. Making a change can be daunting at first but it can be the breath of fresh air that both you and your career need.


Future Promotion Potential

If you cannot see a medium to long term future at the moment pick a company where there is the opportunity to go further in your field. Make sure that the initial wage cut or less hours will pay off in the long term.


Experience in a Large or Small Organisation

If you’ve only worked for small or large organisations, the opportunity to join a different environment can be absolutely priceless. It is worth making short term sacrifices when you’ll be joining a larger environment where there are usually more internal recruitment activities or smaller environments that can provide invaluable business knowledge and the experience of being ‘a bigger fish in a smaller pond’.


If you’ve been in the same industry for as long as you can remember a similar role within a new environment can diversify your CV and increase your employability.


Improve Your CV

The list of skills on your CV will benefit hugely from exposure to new procedures, structures, cultures, products and technologies. All of these new experiences will add to the quality of your CV, especially if you join a company that invests in upskilling their staff.


Furthermore look at the team you could be joining and assess if you could learn from them. Will you be working with highly skilled people? If an opportunity comes up to work with the best this will only enhance the quality of what you do.


Of course there are some moves that won’t make sense to follow but if something comes along that will give you the majority of the above benefits there is much more potential to improve your career prospects.

Posted by Louisa Poinboeuf, Multilingual, HR, Office Recruitment Consultant on 1 December 2017

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