It is likely that your career ambitions will have taken a back seat in the last 3 months. For many events beyond their control will mean they have now been forced to look for a new role, or as lockdown eases, it could be time to consider your future.
According to a 2018 study from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the typical employee stays at a job for just over four years. Millennials are thought to take a new job every 2 years.
In the last month we have been seeing 4 new, interesting considerations from candidates entering the job market.
Factors that are encouraging career moves:
- Overworked or under resourced. If survival mode has become the new norm, this is unsustainable. Facing burnout, a new job becomes attractive.
- Lack of appreciation. Working remotely has lead people to feel unappreciated. If you could be guilty of this, explore the Nurse Mentality for leaders from Thimon De Jong – we think this is on point.
- Salary cuts or salary freezes. Interestingly, this is secondary to lack of appreciation.
- Feeling isolated or the workplace has become toxic.
What they are keen to understand about a new company:
- What does the future look like for this employer? Are they agile and innovative?
- Are they grasping the opportunity to drive Diversity and Inclusion goals?
- How did they navigate the pandemic? How did they treat their people?
- Can I still meet my career ambitions?
If any of these strike a note with you then check out our latest vacancies here.