How to Prepare for Unexpected Career Opportunities

A new year is on the horizon - 25% of South Africans are looking for a new job opportunity (Active) and 75% of South Africans are not (passive). 

Never underestimate your unique skills and experience. Plum opportunities come our way daily and we always look for the best person for the position. Call EAW today: 011 793 6780 to join our roster of candidates, if you are already registered with us ensure that we receive regular updates of your CV. 

To be ready for unexpected career opportunities, these 6 tips below are instrumental: 

Regular check-ins with EAW

We love to hear how you are progressing, keeping your profile up-to-date is of the utmost importance – after all we are the one stop shop to your career path. The last thing you want to be is a square in a round hole. 

Work to be at the Forefront & Keep your CV updated

Complacency does not have many benefits, self-study & take initiative to advance your knowledge & skill set. Make sure that you regularly update your CV to include your latest skills and experience. Do not forget about your LinkedIn Account. 

Should you be in Insurance - keeping up with the FAIS Act is a non-negotiable

Make sure that you keep your qualification in line with your DOFA date   

Do your homework

Research trends in your industry, including the going rates for salaries. This will also help you navigate the negotiation process in terms of salary and benefits like medical aid and car allowance. 

Know your work contract

Read your current work contract so that you know your notice period and if there are any clauses, like a Restraint of Trade. & see our article “How to leave your job with panache” + "The True Value of Company Culture" 

Prepare yourself

Deciding whether to move company or to take a plum opportunity can be very daunting. Especially when you feel pressured to make a decision. Before you find yourself stressed about whether or not to take an unexpected opportunity, do some thinking before the situation arises. Contact your consultant at EAW to provide you with sound advice 011 793 6780