Change. The word alone can elicit a range of emotions from two otherwise similar people. One might fill with crippling anxiety as they face seemingly insignificant change. Avoiding it at all costs. Others thrive on the excitement and novelty change offers and seek out new opportunities too often. Let’s face it, change is inevitable. Your reaction to it, though, gives employers a glimpse into your psyche.
If you’re averse to change, you might wait forever for things to happen according to your plan and comfort levels. You might not go after a new position or promotion because you don’t want to put yourself out there personally and professionally. This an easy way to get stuck in a career rut as others pass you by.
On the other hand, a quick way to get labeled as a “hopper” is to constantly go after the next best thing. Companies still value loyalty and want commitment longer than a blink of an eye.
In a world of extremes, be a hybrid. Approach change with openness and positivity as you think of the long term benefits to your career. Be cautious, don’t chase every new opportunity without evaluating its consequences. Lastly, seek mentorship from industry leaders and take their advice to heart.
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
Daina Lecuona is a Recruiting Associate at Turnkey Search where he identifies & recruits candidates, manages interviews and develops new business. A graduate of Georgetown University and Florida State University, his past experience includes positions with the DC Breeze and Monumental Sports & Entertainment.
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