为什么从来没有一个更好的时间辞掉你的工作

Quit your job

+$Is your current role holding you back? What do you want from your job this year: progression? New skills? More experience under your belt? Maybe you're motivated by the prospect of a pay rise, or recognition from your peers.

+$No design job is perfect. But if you're no longer being creatively challenged at work, feel that your skills aren't being fully utilised or appreciated or you're just not giving it your all anymore – we have good news: there's never been a better time to quit.

首先,一个警告:我们并不是说在早上疯狂地将一个贴在你的老板身上。毕竟,这些在政治上和经济上都是不可预测的时期。我们正在谈论利用你的主动性找到更有价值的东西 - 而且那里有很多机会。

+$The creative industries are the+$fastest growing part of the UK economy,与+$new research from Nesta+$showing that creative industries are driving local and economic growth twice as fast as other industry sectors. If growth continues at the same pace, there could be 900,000 new creative industry jobs by 2030. So it seems you have options, but what are they? And how can you make them happen?

01.改变工作室

+$Kath Tudball spent almost 15 years at leading London agency Johnson Banks before joining The Partners (nowSuperunion+$) as design director in early 2016 and becoming creative director in May 2018. "I chose to move on when I did because the small physical size of the agency meant there was a natural limit to how far I could progress," she explains.

“加入一家大公司让我有机会领导我自己的团队,在更多项目中工作,体验更广泛的客户组合,并承担更大的全面责任。”

她说,长时间呆在工作室的最大危险之一是变得过于舒适,而不是受到创造性的挑战。 “太多相同的例行公事可能导致自满情绪,最糟糕的是,停滞不前,”她说。

“最好总觉得有点害怕。做一些不熟悉的事情可能会令人生畏,但这也是令人难以置信的激励。如果你没有足够的新挑战或机会来到你的路上,试着创造它们。但如果那样做的话继续工作,可能是继续前进的时候了。“

Superunion design for Shakespeare's Globe in 2018

+$Superunion redesigned Shakespeare's Globe in 2018

她寻找完美新工作的最佳建议是做你的研究。尽可能多地了解您感兴趣的代理商,并瞄准您真正钦佩的工作,理念和整体方法。她指出:“真正的热情和共同的激情将会出现,并增加合适的机会。” “那么你真的想为谁工作,为什么?”

她继续说。 “另外,不要害羞 - 尝试直接与你钦佩的人进行非正式聊天。个人联系或某种推荐总是有帮助。只要记住:不要像跟踪者那样行事。”

江东+$senior brand strategist, Tom Moloney, agrees that asking people you admire for career advice is a good move. "Ask your mates and colleagues who they rate; where they've worked; who they know. Just don't say, 'I'm thinking about moving on…' first," he laughs. "Also, get your shit together – your CV, website,投资组合+$; whatever it is. There's no shortcut. Just start doing it."

Quit your job: Koto for Obby

+$Koto For Obby

+$Moloney took the opportunity to refocus his career by moving to Koto in September 2017, after six years at NB Studio. "It was a combination of things: a very personal desire for a new challenge, and a professional ambition to focus on brand strategy," he explains. "By moving to Koto, I was able to achieve both of these."

+$He agrees that there are warning signs that tell you when it may be time to move on. "If you're not looking forward to going to work the majority of the time, or your motivation is dropping and you know that you're not giving the role or your work your best effort, then it's time to move on," he says. "But that doesn't mean that it's easy to leave somewhere, or to find a new job."

如果你已经退出求职游戏一段时间,或者你在一个角色中已经太长时间了,那就更是如此。许多长期服务的员工都对其特定技能的可转移价值表示不安。如果你觉得这样,这是一个明显的迹象,表明你正处于制度化的危险之中 - 解决它的唯一方法就是启动变革。

02.开始自己的工作室

如果你对目前的职位感到不满意,另一个选择就是开始自己的工作室 - 这正是Studio Texture的创始人斯图尔特杨斯在2017年3月做过。之前他是品牌咨询公司Purpose的合伙人,他推出了Texture,其原因之一是:自治。

“我认为,对于工作室来说,探索,试验和冒险以追求进步至关重要,”他解释道。 “这是我们的创新能力和创新能力,使我们对客户具有吸引力。但对于先驱者来说,需要时间,投资和大量的实践。根据我的经验,在工作室中更难以处理更大的开销和需求,其中失败是通常不是一个选择。“

+$In his new role, Youngs is no longer accountable to a board. He has sole accountability to his family, team and clients. And although he admits that this is far more pressure, he can now move faster and is free to make mistakes. "It's sharpened the mind and, interestingly, made me more purposeful," he reflects.

那么英国脱欧呢?鉴于我们目前的政治和经济背景,是否存在保持角色安全的论据 - 即使它不再具有创造性的满足感?不是根据杨斯的说法。 “安全时代早已过去,”他说。 “世界的发展速度太快了。今天,展望明天是至关重要的。”

Quit your job: Studio Texture

+$Studio Texture's Stuart Youngs believes we're on the cusp of transformation in the design industry

对于Youngs来说,想要找到一份新工作的设计师所面临的最大的行业威胁是恐惧,而这种瘫痪会延续下去。 “我们不能坐以待毙,希望,”他说。 “我相信我们正处在这个行业所见过的最大变革的尖端。我们即将进入这个时代,不仅仅是人工智能,而是更加深刻的增强智能。结果是对创造力的压力更大想法;关于原创性和区别性 - 机器无法竞争的地方。“

也就是说,不要觉得你必须为了这个目的而搬家。 “没有人会因为长时间在工作室感到不舒服,”他指出。 “如果你受到挑战,进步和实现,你应该坚持下去。草不是更环保。承诺。”

并且不要纯粹为了钱而动。 “如果你想换钱,那你就错过了这一点。抓住机会。如果你选择合适的机会,你会更加幸福。”

03.获得促销

当然,你不必改变工作室来寻找新的机会。您的工作室可能不会宣传新的工作角色,但如果您能够让自己对团队非常宝贵,那么您就有能力协商促销活动。

+$Reiss Hinds, brand strategist at multi-disciplinary design agencyBLUP+$, started on a three-month placement as a junior designer. During that time, he paid attention to the daily process and workflows used by his directors. "Email was the biggest one," he recalls. "We were going back and forth so many times for alterations, so instead I suggested that we use Basecamp as our project management tool. It's cut down our email time and kept all client services projects in one place."

Quit your job: Blup

+$Blup's Work, Confidence

他继续说道:“我试图为我的董事提供尽可能多的价值 - 没有工作对我来说太大了。当我的三个月结束时,我建议业务部门需要帮助为我们的客户和Studio BLUP的品牌精简和执行品牌战略。“

他的建议? “在市场或其他人的业务中找到一个你知道可以增强的差距,作为回报,你最终可能成为你所在领域的下一个重要创意。”

04.移动客户端

正如创意企业家Simon Waterfall解释的那样,有时候找一份更好的工作需要玩长时间的游戏。这位前D&AD总裁在2014年首次与Airbnb联合创始人Joe Gebbia进行了交谈。

三年后,瀑布 - 他共同创立了许多领先的数字工作室和咨询公司,包括Poke,Fray,Social Suicide和Deepend--共有29个采访,在六个月内将他的新工作归为创意总监萨马拉+$, Airbnb's design and innovation studio.

许多采访可能会推迟其他候选人,但不是瀑布。那他为什么如此致力于在Airbnb上转移客户端呢? “我一直在寻找一个非常简单的事情:我想改变这个世界,”他解释道。

“有多少地方,人或品牌可以做到这一点?他们在哪里?他们做了什么?他们以前做过吗?当你解决这些问题时,只有少数几家公司 - 大多数都在硅谷,”他继续。 “在内部工作意味着你已经掌控了最大的资产:你想改变的社区和受众。”

Quit your job: Simon Waterfall

西蒙瀑布正在玩长时间的游戏

当你瞄准像瀑布一样的星星时,达到你的目标不会在一夜之间发生。他说你必须准备好真正磨砺 - 并建议耐心等待。他说:“大梦想需要时间来巩固。”

他同意对设计师来说最大的行业威胁不是英国退欧和经济危机,而只是坐着不动。 “这是微小的,几乎无法察觉的威胁,是真正的杀手,”他说。 “被Powerpoint谋杀;有关会议的会议导致死亡。不要安静,我的朋友们:尖叫到页面然后把它撕掉。祝你好运。”

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