Good news for those interested in changing careers in 2013, according to the article, “Jobs: Getting Ahead in 2013” in CNN Money. “If you’re eager to land a new job, win a promotion, or snag a decent raise, next year will be your best chance since 2007 to get ahead – especially for professional workers,” says the article. Further, if you’re looking for a job in accounting, finance, legal, advertising, marketing, or technology, you can look forward to a pay increase, as salaries in these fields are expected to grow 3.7% in 2013, according to Robert Half International’s 2013 Salary Guide. What’s more, CareerBuilder has identified a list of occupations that are on an upward trajectory regarding employment. The list includes accountants, computer systems analysts, and event coordinators. Okay, so... yay. It’s a better outlook for jobs than we’ve seen in the last few years, but… what does this mean for you? Sounds like if you’re an accountant, you’ve got it made! But what if you’re not an accountant? Or… what if you are, and you’ve grown to hate accounting? What if you’re already employed in one of the supposed “hot” fields, and you’re miserable? Will a pay increase of 3.7% make it all better? Forget about employment trends for a minute. If you’re unhappy with your career and want to make a change, you’ll need to look inward first.
December 21, 2012