New Job Scarcity, the climate is grim for both jobs and the weather
I am not going to lie and say I have not indulged in the idea of getting a new and exciting job. In my line of work, a new job likely means a pay bump and doing something different. With being at a company for almost 6 years in a couple of months, the idea pops into my mind more often than I care to admit.
Looking, applying and working through the process is a huge commitment, especially in technology that might turn into several interviews with different people in the company spanning weeks. Now that has its own hurtles to go through, but there is also a glooming elephant in the room right now.
Layoffs are happening left and right, and the strong likelihood is if a company is thinking or planning to do, the easiest target is the newbie that doesn’t know much. Stemming from the overcast of a recession happening due to the global pandemic recovery, the bursting bubble of the stock market in recent months and interest rates while trying to curb the rising cost of living, jumping to another company seems to be far from a good idea right now. Not to mention, as the dominos started to fall, others pushed with them creating an industry trend right now.
Being at a job for several years allows for more flexibility and security as you know things that no one else knows. You might train some things to new people, but it takes time to master some systems. Knowing those systems sometimes gives you confidence in your job and your abilities as well. Also, there is an old school saying “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know, “ sometimes it's just easier for everyone to stick with what you know.
Right now job security is what is needed while handling a new baby, life and keeping warm because at the end of the day, we still need to eat and there is still a mortgage payment to pay.
Nevertheless, my website is continuously updated just in case…