Friday, April 30, 2010

Time to try for a new job?

Anita Bruzzese, CareerBuilder, says some people may see an uptick in this crummy mess, think about the overtime they have had to put in, and think, “I am outta here.”

Not so fast.

Some companies are making new hires—but what if it’s because the other people were burned out?

As you move from “a job any job” to thinking of your work as a career again, set goals. Document your contributions so when raises and promotions do start up again, you will get one.

Think about your last annual review—anything there to work on?

Don’t overreact about being overworked now—it may settle down.

Just because you leave one company is no guarantee you won’t be in the same place of resentment in a couple of years at another company.

See if you think your company is stable, make a five-year plan.

Remember, as new guy at a new place, you would be the first to be laid off.

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