A career change 'may be less risky than staying put'

23-02-2009

A career change 'may be less risky than staying put'
It could be a less risky option for some people to leave and begin a new job than stay in their current employment, it has been suggested.

This is despite the credit crunch and the uncertainty being felt in the jobs market, Monster has claimed.

The firm believes that employees should not remain in a position where they feel secure just because of high levels of redundancy and anxiety, "particularly if you are moving to an organisation with brighter prospects than your current one".

Corinne Mills, human resources advisor at Monster, added: "A career change is possible as long as you approach it with dedication, enthusiasm and a healthy dose of realism."

She also advised workers to research any career changes thoroughly.

Controversially, a spokesperson for ClickAJob welcomes the idea.

"It's already a fact of life that people change their jobs every three years or so," he says.

"Common denominators like numeracy and literacy make them easily transferable, especially when combined with good people skills," he continues

"As the world gets more competitive, employers are beginning to ask for wider experience - so as long as a career change is properly planned, it's a good move to make," he concludes.

Research recently conducted by Monster revealed that only ten per cent of workers believe they are in their perfect job, while 14 per cent do not think the ideal position exists.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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