If you hope to start off the New Year in a new job with a fabulous company, you should start laying the groundwork now. Landing a new position takes time and effort, and the end of the year is the perfect time to get going.
Here are 16 things you can do before the ball drops to set yourself up for a job change.
1 – Describe the attributes of your ideal job.
Yes, you need to start with some soul searching. Think about what areas of your work you enjoy, what you want to do more of, and what you’d like to leave behind. That will help you as you try to find positions that match your ambitions.
If you know of certain organizations that you think you’d love to work for, get to really know what they’re all about. What is their workplace culture like? Who works there? Are they doing well financially? Are they increasing their workforce? Check out the company’s press releases and career pages on their websites, as well as read employer reviews and follow their social media profiles.