Things to consider before looking for a new job

If you’re thinking about making a move to a new role, there are some steps to consider first. Especially as we approach the end of the year – this is a time that we all consider change. Run through our checklist of things to think about before looking for a new job…


Have you identified why you’re looking for a new role? Do you know what has made you feel ready to move on? Whether it’s re-aligning with your career goals or thinking about retraining – make sure that you know why it is that you want a new role.

What can your current employer do?

Sometimes, there is a simple resolve. Chatting with your current employer about what would make your role more satisfying can solve a lot of problems. You might be in the right place but looking to take on more responsibility, wanting to up-skill or feeling a bit of imposter syndrome. See if this can be resolved in-house first of all. It may save you a lot of time and hassle – particularly if you find a new role but get counter offered by your current firm!

Can you revitalise your love for your job?

If it’s simply that you’re feeling bored or stagnant – what can you do to find the love for your job again? Looking at your options or diversifying your working week with different projects could be the answer!

Talk to a recruiter

If all else fails and you’re still itching to move on – why not chat to a recruiter? You may discover something that you hadn’t considered. Maybe you need to find a law firm that suits you, or you’re simply feeling the fear of change? We’re here to be a sounding board and chat things through!

Ultimately, you need to know that you’re ready to move on – no matter why or how you do it. RBUK Legal is ready when you are – so why not get in touch with us for a confidential chat?

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