Why there has never been a better time to make that career move

Restaurants are crying out for quality staff, so why stay in a job that you are not happy in when you could achieve your career ambitions elsewhere?

Nobody can predict the future, but as time goes on, it looks like now could be one of the best times to make that dream career move. Whatever your role, from chef to hotel manager and rom kitchen assistant to waiter, now is a great time to think about taking a step out of your comfort zone and going for a role that you really want.

Why there has never been a better time to make that career move

We’re currently going through turbulent times in the UK jobs market. The catering and hospitality industries are especially affected, with a severe lack of good quality candidates being available for a whole host of roles and a significant lack of trainees wanting to enter in the industry. We’re also in a post-Brexit vote world where there is a great deal of uncertainty as to exactly what our relationship with the EU will be and how easy it will be for people from the EU to work in the UK. This is especially relevant in London where many restaurants and hotels rely on EU staff.

So what does this mean for you?

It means it is a great time to reassess where you are in your career and just how happy you are in your current role. You need to ask yourself some of the following questions:

Are you really happy in your current role?
Do you look forward to going to work every day?
Does your job fulfil you?
Are there good career development opportunities?
Are there chances to continually develop new skills?
Can you see yourself working there in 5/10/15/20 years?
If you are answering yes to every question, then congratulations! You are one of the few lucky people who are in their perfect job. However, if you answered no at least once, are you really sure that you’re in the right role? It could be right now, but will it be the right one next year, in five years or in ten years?

Now could be the perfect time to secure that role that will define your career. People with YOUR skills, YOUR qualifications and YOUR experience are in demand right now across London and the rest of the UK. You may find that you are being overworked and underpaid in your current role and that a new job will invigorate your career in a whole variety of ways?

So what should you do next?

Give us a call here at West One! We consistently have fantastic vacancies at some of the best restaurants, bars and hotels across London. Have a chat with one of our consultants on the phone or arrange a face-to-face meeting. There’s no obligation and everything is completely confidential. There’s nothing to lose is there?

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West One is a boutique Catering and Hospitality recruiter offering permanent and temporary recruitment solutions to establishments across London and the South East England.

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