On the Hunt
Are you looking for a job? Career blogger Penelope Trunk tells us nearly 75 percent of workers are. In fact, she says most people change jobs every 2 years, and it can be beneficial to their careers.
Changing jobs is becoming more common today, according to Eric Chen, MSM, MSAT, MBA, JD, assistant professor, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT. "This is clearly not our fathers' nor our grandfathers' employment situation," Chen noted.
The significant erosion in trust and loyalty between employer and employee, and the growing trend of using temporary contractors, has resulted in a fluid employment sector.
The good news is changing jobs can allow you the opportunity to improve your situation, in terms of hours, commute, position or even job satisfaction. Trunk says job change can maintain your passion about your career.
If you're currently in the market, make sure to utilize the resources ADVANCE has compiled for job seekers in the laboratory world. Start with our Student & New Grad Center, where you'll find tips that will take you from your resume, through starting out in a new position. Next, use our Job Search Tool, and look in the back of our latest issue to find the perfect position. Still have questions? Search in our archives, or post them below, and we will direct you to the right place.
Good luck and happy hunting!