14 February 2023

We know it sounds cheesy, but the relationship we have with ourselves and our sense of self-worth is intimately linked with how we feel in our professional lives. If you feel under-utilised in your current role, or disillusioned with the lack of progression opportunities, it can impact the way you view yourself as a professional, and that unhappiness can bleed into other aspects of your life, having a knock on effect on your wellbeing.

Whilst we know that looking for a new job can be a stressful and time-consuming task, we know as Progression Partners that the rewards far outweigh the negatives the moment a candidate says “yes” to the perfect role for them.

This Valentines Day, we think it’s a great opportunity to direct your affections elsewhere, and to consider how a new role could help you fall back in love with your work.

Expand your knowledge and experience

If you’re passionate about the healthcare communications sector, a new role can give you the chance to continue to expand your knowledge and experience within the sector. Whether it’s taking on a wider range of accounts, or working across a different variety of therapeutic areas, the potential to continue your positive impact within the space is limitless. With flexible and remote working options now frequently available, you can also explore the potential to expand your outreach across a global remit. Since many companies within the sector operate internationally, a new role can mean a chance to work with a different market, so expand your knowledge and reap the rewards of a broader skillset.

See the potential

We know how important progression is to so many of our candidates. If you can’t see the potential for growth in your current role, it can make you feel stagnant and uninspired by your day-to-day work. Perhaps you’ve been told there will be a round of promotions and opportunities coming your way, but they’ve been consistently slow to materialise. With the right company, you will be able to see multiple clear progression pathways which will embody your aspirations and are achievable through clearly structured, training, KPIs and targets. The right role for you won't leave you feeling as though you're stuck stood still; instead, you'll be able to envision where you want to be within the business longer term. Imperatively, you'll see in the pre-existing team how they have progressed through the company.

Explore your creative side

With new roles emerging in healthcare communications every day, the potential to find a role or an interest that you previously didn't know existed is high! With more agencies realising the importance of creativity why not explore your options if you have that creative flare?

Continue to develop your passions by finding a company which nurtures your interests and encourages collaborations and innovative new ideas. If you're considering your next career move, don't be afraid to discuss with your search consultant your interests outside of your pre-existing experience. A new role can be a great opportunity to try your hand at something new, or expand on a skillset that you'd previously underutilised.

Love your team

Having a great team around you can make all the difference in your work-life, both professionally and personally. In the context of your day-to-day, having a supportive, non-hierarchal team around you can ensure the quickest turn around and the highest quality work, with everyone working cohesively to meet targets and deadlines. From a personal standpoint, having the right workplace culture can have a massive impact on your mental health. A positive and supportive work environment will not only mean that you enjoy spending time with your team, but will also ensure that you're in an environment which will support you in doing the best job possible. Being surrounded by like-minded individuals who can bounce ideas off of one another is key to having a happy and fulfilling working environment.

All the love-puns aside, it really is possible to fall back in love with your work this Valentines Day; you just have to be brave enough to make the first move and put yourself back out there! Maybe it's been a while, maybe you don't feel as confident as you used to... but the team at Carys Mills Consulting are here to help. We take the time to get to know your interests and passions, so that we can best represent you to our hand-picked clientele. Think of us as your own personal cupids.

For more information about the roles we work on and to join our pool of industry-leading talent, reach out to the team today via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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