What’s Happening in your Network?

posted in: Career | 1

Seems like I’ve been having similar conversations with folks in my network of friends, be it offline or online. Mostly they go like this:

“I just feel like I need to make a change, what I’m doing now just isn’t doing it for me. I’d like to move into “X””

X of course being a new career, new location, new organization, etc.

In other words, I know a whole bunch of people, across a few industries and a few different locations, who are asking me to keep my ears to the market for jobs that might be better than what they’re doing now.

Now, I don’t exactly know why, all of the sudden, this is true. Perhaps some of it can be explained by the Spring-time desire for renewal and change, but certainly not all of them. Maybe it’s just a coincidence.

Anyway you slice it, I’m keeping an eye out on the job market for some folks, which may lead to some blog-worthy observations. We shall see. Naturally, any observations you guys have, not to mention open positions, are always welcome!

Technorati Tags: Networking, Career, JobMarket

  1. Connie Jean Holubar

    I think it’s a very healthy sign for people to be taking charge of their own destinies. For more than a dozen years I’ve been self-employed, and although I’ve had my ups and downs, it’s allowed me to live where I want, work with people I like, and make as much (or little) money as I need. The “lead me” mentality that many Americans live by is no way to maintain our leadership position as an economic powerhouse. Only by encouraging individuals with savvy and foresight to follow their dreams, their gut feelings, or their passions to do something different can this country reclaim its position of glory in the world. Too many people spend their lives doing things they don’t like, feeling oppressed, wondering “what if?” It’s a shame. Let’s just hope these same people who have asked you to keep an ear to the ground have their own ears down too. Taking charge of your life is a darn good thing, and change is really good if it’s made on your own schedule and for your own reasons. In today’s economy, those who can’t make their own way won’t have much of a say. At least that’s what I think. Connie Holubar, OutreachPR

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