“Why am I doing this? What do I really want to be doing?”
When did you last stop and take stock of your career?
The world has changed in recent years and for many of us our priorities and our attitudes to work life are also changing.
Most of us will recognise instinctively when it’s time to do something different, whether that involves a step up to a board position, a change of career direction or a more radical move in the type of work life we want to pursue.
Whatever your motivation, ask yourself: “Am I satisfied with what I am doing, or is there another way?” If your current situation no longer reflects your gaols and priorities, then it may be time to re-evaluate your purpose, time to act.
The question then is: How? When it comes to what we want to do in our careers, we don’t necessarily have any easy answers or magic formula. At Harlschon, we are expert listeners.
We are also very experienced in working with executives in this kind of situation, able to help you reflect, re-connect and move on in the least stressful way with your work life. With clarity of purpose and a career enhancing strategy, put yourself in charge and make the transition smoothly.
We believe in you.
When is the optimum time to re-set your career? The straightforward answer: any time is the right time.
Stressing about what might happen in the future traps us in the past. If you’re feeling stuck or frustrated by the progress in your career, it’s probably time to re-set your sights and do something different.
Rethinking and re-setting your career requires courage and inspiration. There are often many different directions to consider when it comes to your future work life.
You may want to accelerate onto a board role or take a radical new career path. Where do you start and how do you go about this without undue stress? It can be a daunting process.
With professional support from Harlschon, you don’t have to face these challenges on your own. Having the right guidance to help you to explore the possibilities can make all the difference to the outcome. A plan requires thinking creatively, reconnecting to who you are and scoping out the possible options available to you.
To be successful you also need to consider carefully the key messages to socialise what you are looking for, and the most effective way to identify and attract relevant opportunities. Knowing how to create clear, credible and consistent PR messaging puts you in the driving seat.
At Harlschon, Anthony and Barbara believe that everyone has potential within themselves. We believe in you. We’re here to help you unlock that potential and tackle this challenge with confidence. Let’s talk about what you want to do to re-set your career.
"How am I supposed to leverage my network to support my job search without becoming a nuisance?"
We are constantly being told about the importance of networking, but you may have no idea what that means in practice and, hence, you may be struggling to translate this general advice into specific, practical steps to help you in your search for a new position.
When it comes to networking, it’s never too late to start. Whether you are seeking to build up your contacts in the executive search world, to make sure that you are front of mind, or simply to re-connect in a meaningful way with past business contacts, this is all about building a plan and managing the follow up.
Networking is a skill that can be learnt. Whatever your industry, your functional specialism, or your personal situation, Harlschon can help you to build a clear and coherent networking strategy.
We’ll work with you to develop a plan that will help you to connect with the relevant people and then to build on that initial engagement. After that, you’ll find it much easier to stay in touch and to continue growing your network, making sure that your message is clearly understood. At Harlschon, we understand about networking.
We have the advantage of having spent many, many years in the search industry.
As headhunters ourselves, we know what works and what doesn’t work. We’ve spent a long time advising other senior executives and we can help you to quickly master the art of networking so that you get the results you need. Speak to Barbara and Anthony to find out how you can unlock the power of networking.