Been thinking about changing jobs? Our advice is still the same: Given the unpredictability of today's job market, don't just throw in the towel. Is moving on your only way out? If a career change is really the only option left, we won't force you to stay. Just make sure you have a fallback.
The prospect of needing to change careers is never enjoyable, what with the copious amount of stress that usually comes with it and all. This is the reason why we've written this article at http://sg.jobsdb.com/SG/EN/Resources/JobSeekerArticle/career%20events?ID=290. To make things simpler so that we won't add up to the stress.
If your answer to our opening question is yes, we want you to ponder on these factlets again:
- Are you finished soul searching?
Quitting "unprepared" will only lead to a disaster. Before you throw in the towel, look for industries that match your personal passions. And then find out whether these industries are actually hiring.
- Can you consider yourself "better" than most job hunters?
Experience is not enough in today's job search. Figure out the skills that you need to be qualified for the new job that you want. Then try to attend as much seminars as you can. You might want to get a new degree too.
- Is your network enough to get you moving?
We've always been saying that networking can do wonders in job search. When the going gets tough in your job hunting, your contacts will be the ones to keep your optimism intact as they can provide you first-hand job leads.
- Lastly, are you prepared for the stress?
Chances are it has been a long time since you've been on a job hunt and the present situation of the job market may surprise you a bit. Always remember to look at things in a positive light and don't let your ego get in the way. If you need to post those words all over your room or have them in your wallet to be reminded always, then do so.