Good news, jobseekers: A recent study found that 78 percent of hiring managers expect there to be more hiring in the first half of 2016 than there was during the same period in 2015.
Whether you’re laid off or fired, unexpectedly losing your job stinks. There’s no other way to put it. The feelings of shock and despair can be overwhelming — and that’s before you even start thinking about putting yourself back out there and launching a search for something new.
Whether you’re looking for a job or hoping to move forward in the one you have, networking is a constant fact of life. The need to make new professional contacts never goes away — not even during the holidays, when you’ve got a million other things on your mind.
Networking is a lot like exercising or eating your vegetables: It’s totally necessary but not always the most pleasant thing in the world. This is especially true if you’re an introvert, and the idea of talking to a bunch of strangers is even worse than running a marathon and then downing a giant glass of carrot juice.
The old adage about the grass always being greener on the other side of the fence definitely holds true in the professional world. Whether you hate your job or simply feel stifled sometimes, chances are you have friends who are always posting on Facebook about how great things are where they work. Why should they have all the luck?
There’s no time like late December to start thinking about reinvention. If there’s a major career goal you’ve been chasing, why not make it your New Year’s resolution to realize those dreams?