Let’s face it. You might be the best there is at your particular profession or industry. But are you an expert at managing your career? Are you certain that you are optimizing your skills and experience? Do you have the resources to accurately benchmark your compensation or promotion potential against those with similar experience? Do you have a strategy in place if you were to lose your job or decide it’s time to move on?

You might need some help. Here are five signs that it’s time to call in an expert, and an overview of what they can do for you.

You don’t have a network. Networking is essential, but not everyone is terribly good at it. You should definitely make the effort, but while you’re building up your own bench of colleagues, thought leaders and other professionals, consider relying on the network of a specialized executive recruiter. Networking is a core part of their job and you won’t find anyone better at it.

You have no clear career path. Whether you’re happy where you are or growing a little stale in your current role, it’s frustrating to work someplace with no career development process in place. Or maybe you’ve never really sat down and mapped out your future. Consider working with a career coach to decide what your next move should be.

You’re unchallenged or underpaid. Suppose you do know what others in your industry are being paid or what you’d like to do to make your work life more interesting. But how do you get started? Working with a recruiter allows you to leverage their knowledge when deciding what to do next.

You’re not getting interviews. Suppose you have launched your search, but are not satisfied with your results so far. Are you garnering the level of attention you believe you should? Maybe, there are problems that require a second perspective. An executive recruiter will be able to both identify issues you can’t see and have the career connections needed for your next position.

You want to make a career shift. Switching up your career is a worthy goal for many, but it’s difficult to undertake on your own. You don’t have the right connections, you don’t know how to present your skills and experience in the best light. That’s where an expert recruiter from Select Group can be invaluable.

Select Group team can match you with a career coach or recruiter who can help you draft a career roadmap or help you make the connections necessary to take your career to the next level. Learn more from our related posts or contact us today to learn more.