Friday, January 7, 2011

Employed, Unhappy and Looking for a New Job in 2011?

If so, you have a lot of company. CNN recently reported that 84% of people who are employed plan to look for new job this year. A survey of 1400 workers in the United States asked the question “do you plan to pursue new job opportunities in 2011”? An amazing 84% answered yes, an increase of 24% from 2009.

It’s clear that there are a lot of people who are employed but are unhappy in their work and think they can do better. But will they just jump at the first opportunity that comes along, or will they look for a job that really fits?

One thing I've realized since my own career changed direction is that you have to take responsibility for your own happiness and, as the above figures show, simply having a job is not the way to happiness. Real happiness and true career success come when you find career fit, a job and employer that really are a match for you. And that requires some work before you start applying for new jobs.

In my book, How to Hire the Perfect Employer, I show you how to start with a good look at yourself and ask: “what you are good at? Who do you work well with? What employers are right for you?”

If you’re concerned with real career success, simply landing a new job should not be your goal.

You need to land the right job -- the job that fits you.

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1 comment:

  1. What would be the statistics this coming 2012? Hope it was better than 2011. Many more jobs must generated.
    Jobs WA