Changing jobs within your company
Changing jobs but staying at your
company is something which happens often. For various reasons people
are in need to do different work or change particular aspects of
their current jobs. One of these reasons might be:
Boredom with having done the same
work for a long period of time.
Loss of motivation because the work
is not interesting.
As a lateral career move to improve
knowledge about the company or the work involved.
As a preparation for a promotion
within the company or elsewhere.
Problems with colleagues or
Dissatisfaction with the workplace
Whatever the reason may be to want to
change jobs within your company there are several logical steps to
take to bring this change about.
Find out whether there are relevant
job openings and whether you are qualified.
Find out what the job contains in
terms of work load, pay and benefits.
Find out how to apply for the job.
Plan the transition from your
current job to the new one.
Let's take a look at each of the
causes for wanting to change jobs and the possibilities within your
||I am not sure about staying at my current company. I want to
know more about looking for work elsewhere.
||I want to change jobs but I want it to be a promotion.
I want to change jobs but I want it to be a
promotion and I want it to be at another employer.
As with any job change you need to
find out whether there are any interesting positions available. This
may apply even more strongly if you would like to stay at your
current employer. While the general job market has a potentially
unlimited number of jobs, chances are your current employer
Not only that, the job you really
like could very well be occupied already. While assertiveness is
encouraged, it is not right to unjustly discredit someone just to
get their job. Consider your personal ethics in situations like
Most companies will have some form of
job posting. This could be in the form of a bulletin board at
various locations around the building or a booklet or electronic
bulletin or newsletter.
A simple way of finding out what job
openings there are in your company is to contact the personnel
department. You can also simply ask a colleague or the manager of the
department you would like to work.
Resume or CV
Do you still need a resume or CV when
applying for another job within your company? Sometimes. Usually
you have already submitted a resume or cv at your first job
application and this will be in your file at personnel.
It would be a good idea however, to
ask to see this file in order to make any additions. For example, if
you have been at your current job for years it would do you well to
update your outdated resume on file. Add your experience and
certainly any courses, job training and seminars you may have
You may require to do training or you
may lack a certain qualification. While at the personnel department
ask what the possibilities are.
Your personnel or Human Resource (HR)
department will tell you what is necessary for the job interview, if
anything. Introducing yourself to your (new) boss should be a
||I want to fine tune my job interview experience.
||I want to know more about (re)training and education.