It might seem counter intuitive to look for a job when you already have a job you are completely content with. It is common for employees to seek out new jobs when they are dissatisfied with their current state or position at work, but did you know that there are benefits in searching for a job while you’re in a good place too?
The grass is not always greener on the other side.
Or maybe it is! You’ll never know unless you start looking at what opportunities are out there.
It never hurts to explore the market.
Learn what other firms are offering in terms of compensation, benefits and opportunities for growth and community involvement.
You could get an interview for your dream job.
During the interviewing process you will be confident and calm, because you know if you get the job it would be fantastic, but if you don’t get the job, you also know that your current job is still there waiting for you.
People always want what they can’t have.
You have bargaining power since you already have a secure job. You will likely feel more comfortable when negotiating an offer.
Hone your interview skills.
It’s a great opportunity to get practice interviewing in the field. It may also form a new relationship and expand your network, even if you don’t get the job offer or you choose not to accept one that’s offered.
Your job isn’t in jeopardy.
You have security at your current job. Meaning, you have the luxury of waiting as long as it takes to look around and find an amazing position that you truly love, or, decide that things are perfect just as they are for now.
As much as you enjoy your job now, you will never know what tomorrow might bring your way if you don’t venture out of your comfort zone. By looking for new opportunities and keeping up with your interviewing, conversation and negotiating skills, you can grow as a person as well as build your professional network. Lionakis is always interested in people looking to grow and thrive in an inventive environment. It doesn’t hurt to look or share opportunities on our career page here. You just might find the perfect job for you!