By Dr. Howard Gauthier
Last Thursday was the first day of Spring. The Spring season symbolizes rebirth, renewal, and a fresh start. This can easily be related to the search for a new job. During this time of year many coaches and athletic administrators find themselves being courted by other colleges, applying for other positions, or even not having their contracts renewed.
Does this relate to you? Are you looking for a new job? When is the right time to make a move to a new position? I once heard the saying that when considering taking a new job, you should “run to your next job instead of running away from your current position.”
Running away from your problems and your current job doesn’t solve anything, because the grass isn’t always greener somewhere else. However, if you have a chance to further your career, move to a better situation, or are a better fit in a different organization, you might want to consider making a move. So when is the right time to make a career move? When you are able to run to your next job because of your excitement, passion, and fit in the new position. Best of luck in your job search!
Remember, ultimately the job will go to the candidate who is prepared and who effectively executes the basics of the job interview process. In all you do, you will want to EXECUTE FOR SUCCESS!
Howard Gauthier is an Associate Professor of Athletic Administration at Idaho State University. He is a former collegiate athletic director and collegiate basketball coach. He is also an author of 9 books. Check out his book, Getting Hired In College Sports – 2nd Edition at http://www.SportsCareersInstitute.com, or his new book, Execute for Success at www.execute4success.com.
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