This is something I see happen with people time and time again. They get so hung up on on their current “title” that they pass up great opportunities with top contractors simply because they may have to take a slight step back in rank initially. First off, with the best companies out there they want to ease people into their system and have them get acclimated to the company. Second, job seekers need to look at the BIGGER picture! Ask yourself the following:
1) Is this company a better long term opportunity?
2) Is the money and benefits in line with what I am seeking?
3) Do I believe in myself and my skill set? Do I believe that I can add value and make my mark on this company?
See THESE are the important questions to ask. Getting hung up on a slight title change is ludicrous in the long term view and will certainly keep you from achieving max potential.
Are you sitting idle? Here is something we see over and over again with a passive candidate. You’re certain that your current position is never going to allow you to grow as you would like BUT you wait……and you wait. Why? This happens for a LOT of reason but for most people they simply do not want to deal with the short term pain of moving positions.
So what is the short term pain? Well…that’s everything involved in transition to a new company or position. From new co-workers to new computer systems…as a species we are generally not change oriented.
There is a good chance that this blog speaks direct to you. My advice is to make a list of all the things you’d like to change about your current position and see if you can realistically achieve that where you are. All growth comes as a result of action! Take some!