Just got the announcement for our company’s yearend Holiday Party. First time in person since 2019! Feels like the end-of-year cycle is back again.
Agreed! The work environment here is more festive and we’re back to the annual planning cycle, preparing for 2023.
Which reminds me: Three years ago, you were looking to investigate moving to a new company. Then you shut down your search once the pandemic hit.
That’s right. While I am grateful that my company kept me on, much thanks to their PPP grant, I’m still feeling that itch to broaden my career experience and expertise in IT from another angle.
That makes sense. And it’s a great time now to get prepared to look once companies can start filling their approved openings for 2023.
Well, I was not going to jump into the search until after the new year. And to see what happens if there is a recession.
Can I suggest you start your planning now so you can be actively looking come January 1? | I agree that a recession might hurt the job market, but usually only in certain sectors like retail. Your skills and experience could easily land you a place in a more recession-resistant industry.
The other reason I’m feeling hesitant to start is that I haven’t looked for a job in ten years. And this job came through an on-campus recruiter. I’m sure the whole job application process has changed a lot since then.
So, how many of your firm’s clients come to you because they don’t want to try to figure out what IT updates they need? They seek expert advice and guidance, right?
Does that mean you have a website that you think can help me?
No, your career is not something you can go to a website like you would for a restaurant suggestion or to contact a good plumber. The human touch will make all the difference.
How do I find such job search help and what will it cost me?
My friend used Abel Personnel. They helped her update her resume, figure out what positions she should focus on, and arrange for her to apply for job openings that weren’t already on the internet. And it didn’t cost her a thing. Her new employer paid all the fees.
Sweet. How do I get in touch?
Go to their website, abelpersonnel.com. Good luck!