Now that the holiday season is over a lot of people reflect on their lives in the past year and ponder their goals for the one ahead. It’s a natural time of year for change and a fresh start but sometimes those goals can be daunting if you’re not sure how to get to where you’re going.

Many people who want to lose weight, for example, will hire a personal trainer because they know weight loss doesn’t just happen by joining a fitness club. Or maybe you want to get your investments in order so you work with a financial planner to help you formulate a strategy to create wealth. Likewise, taking the next step in your career can be much more rewarding with the help trusted employment advisor.

Moving forward in your career is the same in many ways as the two examples above in that most people really benefit from an outside expert who can objectively assess where they are and help them get to where they want to go. When asked about finding a new position, the plan for many is to brush-up their resume and blast it out to every job board or advertised position they come across. If you’ve done the ‘throw it at the wall and see what sticks’ method, you know the results are usually disappointing. That’s because you’re typically one of thousands responding and a quick glance at your resume doesn’t give much for the person hiring to go on. Secondly, most good jobs aren’t ever advertised so it’s tough to know they even exist without insider knowledge. This is where an employment advisor can help you sort out your options and introduce you to great prospective employers.

How can you find a good employment advisor? Talk to your friends, colleagues and industry associations for references. Do some basic internet research on recruiters in your industry and then call them to gauge your comfort level with them. At Harbinger Network we focus solely on the construction industry and work with companies big and small to facilitate introductions to discuss great careers. We actively listen to your needs and wants and honestly assess what you bring to the table. We then look for opportunities in our vast construction network that would make a good match for you and the prospective employer.

So when you’re checking off your resolutions list, don’t be afraid to call in an employment advisor to help you make informed career decisions.

Do you need more information on how HNi, can help take your construction career to the next level?Don’t hesitate and contact us today!

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