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Time for a New Adventure?

By June 19, 2014 No Comments

Daxko is growing in several areas creating new opportunities for those who want to join the Daxko Nation.  However, while Daxko is right for many, no one place or job is right for everyone.  So, here are a few tips from someone who’s been on the “other side of the desk” with anyone seeking their next adventure:

  • Look on the inside first!  Don’t assume that just because you don’t have an opening in your current company that interests you, that you have no growth opportunity.  Let the right people know how you want to grow and what you want to do.  Tell folks like company leaders and HR people.  There may be plans on the horizon that they could help position you for.  Volunteer, job shadow or get a mentor in your area of interest and show that interest while cementing your desire to work in that area (or even discovering if it isn’t what you want after all).
  • Find the right place!  Learn about the company you hope to join, before you apply.  Do you share the company’s values and feel connected to their mission?  Then, dig deeper….what is the culture like?  What is the team member experience like?  What kind of work environment do they have?  Know what you want and if the company matches that desire.  Check out the company website, any blogs they may be a part of, search for them on social media, look them up on LinkedIn, and ask current or former team members for their opinions.
  • Find the right role!  For long term success, you need to find the right role in the right company.  If you find a great place you want to work, but work in a position that doesn’t match your talents, skills or desire, then the excitement and joy you experience will quickly fade when you aren’t satisfied with how you are spending your days.  As a recruiter, I’m always glad to hear someone has researched Daxko and feels it is the right place for their next move.  But, I’m disappointed when they can’t tell me why the specific role they have applied for is something they are equally passionate and excited about.  Seek out roles that really speak to you rather than just something that will “get you in the door”.  Sure, you want to have future ambition, but being happy and passionate about what you are doing today is important for your success and the company’s success too!
  • Ask the right questions! The only way you are going to know if this company and role is right for you is if you ask questions at each interview. This will help you make a quick but thoughtful decision should an offer be made.  As a side bonus, it also shows that you are taking the process seriously and you truly are trying to determine if this will be a fit for you.  Trust me, as someone who sees hundreds or thousands of resumes a year, you do not want to be tagged as a “job hopper” because a job or company is not what you had expected it to be.

For more advice, check out our Culture Blog and search for past posts about interviewing, resume writing and other free career advice.  If you think Daxko is the right company for you, be sure to check out our Career Page for current opportunities and to apply.

Kim B. is a Talent Sherpa who thinks sleeping is an underrated activity and tops every sandwich with potato chips.

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