Don’t look now but according to a new survey announced on Monster, more than 50 percent of participants indicated they’re trying to switch career paths due to economic woes.
One-third of participants revealed they would possibly switch careers and 14 percent mentioned they were not impacted by the economy.
As per the press release Mary Ellen Slayter, Career Advice Expert for Monster stated, “It’s certainly wise to take broad economic trends into account when planning your career, but you want to be careful not to chase trendy jobs blindly.”
She added, “Information about economic trends can help you keep your expectations in check, which is especially important if you’re planning to return to school on borrowed money to pursue a new career.”
As for her advice, it’s critical to take your natural talents into account and see how they fit into realities of the job.
“The best way to counteract the hype surrounding ‘hot jobs’ is careful research – and you will have to do it on your own, ideally by talking with people who actually do the job that may interest you.”
Informational interviews, anyone?