Once you have the right mindset, you can plan for the kind of career you want to work towards with your recruitment consultant.

Research from Harvard Business School shows that self-reflection is the key to success, as it helps us better understand what we want and how to get it.

With self-reflection, you can determine what you currently have to offer potential employers and what you might need to develop and improve.

Start by looking at:


Your skills

What are you capable of offering your employer or future employers in terms of hard and soft skills? List all of the qualifications you have achieved relevant to the sector and any experience you've developed in the industry so far.

Aside from listing technical skills, think about transferable skills. For instance, strong communication skills, writing and reading well, and excellent problem-solving abilities are relevant in virtually any job in today's economy.


Your Values

Your values will give you an insight into what kind of company culture you will be looking for when applying for new [sector] roles. They'll also help you determine whether you have the right attitude or personality for certain positions.

Think about what matters most to you regarding work ethic and strategy.

Are you the kind of person who values everyone being on time and following the rules? Or do you like the idea of a workplace where everyone embraces creativity and teamwork?


Your Likes and Dislikes

Consider the job you're in right now. What do you like and dislike about your day-to-day tasks?

Are you mostly happy where you are but feel like your career is not challenging you? If so, you might want to consider looking at roles with more responsibility, such as [sector] management positions.

If you like the time you spend working as part of a team more than you enjoy your time working solo, perhaps it would be a good idea to look at roles where you can interact with other people more often.

Imagine what a day in your ideal job would look like:

  • What would your schedule include?

  • Where would you be; at home or in the office, or working in a hybrid role?

  • Who would you be working with?

  • What would your essential tasks be?

  • Do you want to work in a diverse team?


Can We Help?

Here at Lucy Walker Recruitment we have been helping firms with their talent acquisition, and job seekers find their ideal roles for over 30 years.

We have placed thousands of candidates and filled thousands of roles for our clients; if you want to find out how we can help you call us on 0113 367 2880 or email us here.


About the Author: Mark Woffenden

Mark Woffenden is a Director at Lucy Walker Recruitment and has an extensive knowledge of the issues and workings of the West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester Commercial markets developed over the last 20 years in the Industry