A recent study from the Pew Research Center finds that more than one in five workers say they're likely to look for a new job in the next six months but are concerned about the difficulty. I help my clients navigate these difficult challenges. It's no surprise that one factor motivating this job change, according to this study, is whether there is a sense of job security - which translates to healthy work culture and trust, two key values expressed by my clients. Quote from the article:
"...about one-in-five workers (22%) say they are very or somewhat likely to look for a new job in the next six months. And despite reports of widespread job openings, 37% of workers say they think finding a new job would be very or somewhat difficult. Workers who feel they have little or no job security in their current position are among the most likely to say they may look for new employment: 45% say this, compared with only 14% of those who say they have a great deal of security in their job."
The good news is that the majority of folks who previously changed jobs now have a higher salary. Career transition can look different ways, as well, depending on the individual, such as maintaining or developing two or more income streams.
Kristina Bennett Cheney, MA, Career Counselor, helping mid-career professionals who are burnt out and frustrated in careers that drain their energy, to discover and transition to meaningful careers that fit and energize them.