You like your job, your boss, and your company. But, for one reason or another, you have progressed as far as you can with this particular job, boss, and company; you have a stalled career.
According to research by iSolved, “interest in the role” is one of the biggest motivators for looking for and accepting a new job. Once you lose interest in your job, your career is likely to stall—and vice versa. That is a good reason for changing jobs.
Before you start your job, make sure that you are clear about your reasons for leaving a job that used to excite you. Ask yourself:
- What is your primary reason for starting a job search? If you found a similar job in another company, how would it have to differ from your current job to end your discontent?
- Are you sure that your current company has no suitable career path for you? Have you explored every option for gaining knowledge, responsibility, skills, or advancement?
- Do you have what it takes for the position you want? Are there certifications, hard or soft skills, or additional experience that you need before another company would consider you?
- Are you sure you can reach your goals in your current industry or career? Would you benefit from transitioning to an entirely new or related industry or career?
Once you are confident of your reasons for the change, the type of change, your abilities, and your goals, you need a resume that focuses on the job you want. That is, everything in the resume should convince other companies that you are ready for new challenges.
Among other words hiring managers and recruiters will be looking for in your resume are: developed, examined, built, re-organized, innovated, managed, improved, implemented, and researched. These words show a growth mindset. A growth mindset is the belief that you can change—you can acquire new abilities and skills and you can learn from experience, even mistakes. Your current job may have caused your career to stall, but you are ready for new challenges.
If you want a resume that showcases your growth mindset and the benefits you bring to a new company, contact Robin’s Resumes®. We will rise to the challenge and help you reinvigorate a stalled career.