A study by the online recruiting website Jobvite revealed that 75% of workers are actively looking for or are open to new jobs. This doesn’t mean everyone is leaving, but rather, employees are open to opportunities and would leave their current job if a new job seemed better.
Of course, our number one priority is to make sure we are fulfilled in our job, and we are the best version of our self. Sometimes, though, we can let our negativity get the best of us, and don't realize the repercussions of constantly looking for something better. In the salon business, getting a new job is a little more complicated. Here’s why:
We know it feels like everyone will follow you but trust me, not everyone does. Some won’t like the drive, the new salon, the décor, or even your new team members. Perhaps some clients are just looking for an excuse to try someone new.
Salon and Spa owners look at your track record and if they see you’ve moved multiple times over the past 1-3 years they are going to be less enthusiastic about hiring an ‘at risk’ team member.
Think about it, if you have moved several times and you are still not happy, then it’s time to do a check up from the neck up. The only common denominator in your career choices is YOU! It’s time to stop and think about what it is you really want, write it down, stop playing the blame game and go find it.
If you do decide to take a new job, here are a few ways to set yourself up for success.
When you begin interviewing be sure you are crystal clear on what your new employer expects from you and also be very clear on what you can expect from them.
Let’s face it: there are going to be times when you just are not ‘feeling it’ and the love and newness has worn off. When you get to that point, reflect on what you are feeling and ask yourself, is it true and is it real? If it is then the only way to work through it is to go to the source and talk it out. If you don’t, I promise it will fester and get worse.
Take a look around and appreciate the perks, joys, esthetics, flexibility, team, training or whatever else is really great about where you work. Sometimes just shifting our thoughts can create a new perspective.
Breaking It Down
In this post, we talked about the ebb and flow of our feelings when it comes to our jobs, and the hits our careers take when we frequently salon hop. If you are feeling restless and yearn for more, stop for a moment and reflect on what is really going on with you. Be proactive! Always go towards what you want and when you need to make big changes, make sure they are in the direction of your dreams. If strategizing about your future seems overwhelming, then these two online classes might help.
Effective Decision Making Online Class
Decision making is a learned skill and this online class gives you a roadmap to help solve problems, manage conflict, and break down communication barriers.
Goal Setting Advanced Online Class
Do you know what you want in the future? If you can't say "yes" with certainty, then you should invest time into goal setting. This online course will help you choose your next step and figure out a way to get there.
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