Your current job could be the stepping stone to your dream, but many professionals struggle with how to juggle new career moves while handling what’s already on their plate. Here’s how you can balance both with ease and confidence:
Have lunch with a mentor: Instead of using every lunch break to sit and chat with your coworkers, take the time to meet with your mentor. The power conversation you two have can be just the motivation you need to re-focus your energy and get back in the job-hunting process.
Use your breaks wisely: Take time out of your lunch break or morning coffee run to search for more jobs and send out your resume. You will be surprised by how much you get accomplished in those few minutes and before you know it, you’ll have a much clearer view of your job options and what you can do to better yourself.
Talk to other coworkers about your career goals: Sharing your career goals with other coworkers may have its pros and cons, but you never know who other people know. Telling your closest coworkers about your dream career—not disgruntled laments about the current job—can also put them on the lookout for future job opportunities that they think may interest you.
Attend social events: Instead of going home after work every day, attend a few events a few nights out of the week to expand your network. Yes, the pressure of networking can become overwhelming, but the statement, “It’s not always what you know, but who you know,” can’t be any truer.