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You are a valued employee and are relatively satisfied with your current job. Then, while checking his mailbox, he finds a job posting that involves new duties. Your professional profile and skills seem to be in demand. The skillful recruiter arouses your curiosity: what if there was another better place for you?
The labor shortage is at the center of the news; the subject is omnipresent in the media. Employers’ difficulty in recruiting and retaining qualified people reverses the balance of power in the market. It is enough to notice the abundance of offers and the conditions offered to understand that the rules of the game are changing. You realize that you have a lot of options, that you have the upper end of the stick, because the bargaining power is on your side.
It’s natural to be curious, and after all, you have nothing to lose by asking about this opportunity.
However, if you do decide to contact the recruiter, be on your guard. The offer is likely to be enticing and well polished, but the perfect, ideal job is extremely rare and you are unlikely to be presented with the negative aspects of the job being offered and the company.
Since you were not currently actively looking for work, your career choice criteria may not be clear. To explore the offer, knowing your needs and your priorities is essential to ensure that you get involved in a role that really corresponds to you.
The recruiter might impress you with attractive working conditions, a welcoming work environment, or even the reputation of the company. It is in your interest to analyze the proposal.
Is there any question
Making a decision is not an easy task. To help you identify your professional needs, ask yourself questions about different aspects of your professional situation. You may first tend to be interested in the terms of employment offered. However, their roles in the company must also be weighed.
For example, find out about the role and tasks you would occupy, possible professional challenges so that you can develop your distinctive strengths. Also, an amazing job with a bad work environment or company culture that doesn’t suit you might not be worth the new job.
During your exchange, we advise you not to commit too quickly. Information gathering is essential.
Also, after your interview, take a step back and ask yourself about your feelings. You should be able to take the time to weigh the pros and cons. If you are in a hurry, ask for time to step back and determine the elements to consider for an informed decision.
Ensuring that the offer corresponds to a positive and interesting trajectory is a challenge. Take the time to find out about the job on offer by gathering information from various sources. Before making a decision, try to discuss it with the person who previously held this position, as well as with the work team. Pay attention if you can to the morale and energy released by your future colleagues: do they seem happy, fulfilled?
No employer will promote a toxic work environment. Before making your decision, do some research on your side. For example, educate yourself in your network about the existing corporate culture so that you can guide it. Check with search engines to see if a job posting has been posted multiple times in the last three years. This could be a sign of a high turnover rate.
Plus, there’s a lot of information at your fingertips to get to know your employer better.
Browse the company website as well as social media, read reviews and responses to reviews available. Also check out sites like Glassdoor, Indeed, or Fishbowl where ex-employees anonymously comment on their work environment. Additionally, you can delve into professional social networks to learn the background of existing colleagues and managers.
Finally, if your situation allows it, don’t neglect to discuss it with your current employer before making a decision. A frank exchange is in many cases very profitable; We could make you an interesting counter offer. The economic context is in your favor. Keeping your employer informed of your value, regardless of their choice, can be strategic and beneficial.
In any case, we recommend that you take your time and take a moment to consider your options. Change, even positive, can bring its share of emotions. A good decision remains extremely personal.