Moving on Up

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I hate to say I’m right, but I’m definitely right. In this CNN Business article, the March 2022 job openings and resignations report shows record numbers of both. Since I started my blog, I’ve been extolling the virtues of quitting bad or dead-end jobs AFTER finding something new. This jobs report shows that you’re in great company if you do so, and shows that there are ample jobs to step into. The good news is YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE STUCK!

If you’re thinking of taking the leap from one job to the next, this is a great time to do so. Employers are becoming more competitive with their salary offers and openings are plentiful in many industries. U.S. job-seekers have more power now than at almost any other time in history.

Are you unsure if now is the time for you to transition? Just look at the opportunities. If you don’t like what you see, stay put. But keep in mind that if your salary is deficient, changing organizations is one of the best ways to get yourself a raise. If you stay in an organization, you’re likely to get a 2-3% annual cost of living raise. If you change organizations you can bump your salary up 10-20% easily. (Keep in mind that in most states you don’t have to disclose your current salary to your prospective employer!)

It certainly makes you think about moving on up, doesn’t it?