Are You Thinking About Making A Big Move?
Great! You’ve made the first step. To find out if you’re truly ready, let’s see if any of the following apply. If so, it may be time to get those applications rolling!
1) Work/Life Imbalance
Are minimum billable hours keeping you at work well after the cleaning crew arrives? Have you worn the same outfit three days in a row, or keep a pillow under your desk? If so, you may be in need of change.
Whether you’re looking for the work hard, play hard routine or simply want to make it home in time for dinner, you deserve to work at an agency that values your time as much as you do.
2) Yearning For A Challenge
Have you mastered the art of coverage reports? Can you write media pitches in your sleep or generate $1 million advertising campaigns whilst watching The Bachelor? Have you resorted to using your desk as a drum set to keep busy?
If so, it sounds like you’re in need of a new challenge. When you’re ready for the next step but aren’t given ample opportunity by your current employer, it’s time to dust off the ol’ resume and make it happen for yourself!
3) Flexing Your Skills
Writers should write, and athletes should athlete – no matter what the Player’s Tribune might try and have you believe. Everyone has a particular skill they not only enjoy, but also consider a strength.
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If you’re an incredible reporter but primarily sell advertisements for a newspaper, neither you or your company are benefiting from the best of your abilities. Find a home that not only promotes your interests, but helps them come to fruition. If these guys can make it work, you can too.
4) You’re Starting To Wilt!
Plants need nurturing to grow. In this metaphor, you are the plant, and your company is the nurturer. If your boss isn’t dumping water over your head and force-feeding you fertilizer, how are you ever supposed make the leap from Intern to Assistant Account Manager?
If your boss is literally doing this, that leads us to the next category…
5) Hiding From The Boss
There are micro-managers and macro-managers. Both extremes are no bueno. If you feel the hot breath of your superiors breathing down your neck every five minutes, or you haven’t seen you supervisor in over three months… say it with me: “you need a change!”
The best bosses know what management style works best for each individual employee, and the for overall health of the company. Good management = long-term employee happiness and success.
6) Client Type
There are two types of people in this (communications) world: Consumer, and B2B. If you were born to market fanny packs to soccer moms, but are stuck hawking computer chips to tech companies, your passion may be dipping.
The best work comes from account managers who love their Clients. Be sure you do too!
7) Work Proximity Associates
Sometimes you love the work, but not the people. Other times, it’s the exact opposite. No matter where you work, office culture can have a dramatic effect on your career happiness and the overall success of an agency.
If you’d rather hang out with the Soup Nazi than spend a few minutes socializing in the office kitchen, it’s time to move on. Your coworker soulmates are out there, you just need to find them!
8) You’re Moving To Minneapolis!
Alright, fine. This one is completely from us. BUT. Many people call Minneapolis home, whether they currently live here or not. If your family or life-plan brings you to this great city, we have a home just for you! Minneapolis features a thriving economy, diverse cuisines and nightlife, close proximity to the beautiful outdoors and of course, teams from every major sport. (even whatever this is)
Looking for a new opportunity? Check out our job openings here.
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