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Top Eleven Reasons for a Career Change
1. Employee feels unappreciated and unhappy at their current job. Employees have been working in dead end careers for years, and have decided to make a career move for this year.

2. There is a family change; for instance within the last year there was an addition to the family; a baby or a dog. You will now need to adjust your hours that you are working in order to meet the needs of your family addition.

3. You have been laid off and finally have the opportunity to change your career to do something that you really love. For example, you may have a hobby like photography, and you can now make a career as a photographer.

4. There have been adjustments in our demands for certain career fields. Due to a change in the economy with the current recession, some industries are more demanding, and some are in less demand, or even became extinct. You will then make a career change to an area that is now in higher demand or one that you will enjoy, and find self fulfillment in.

5. Your work is no longer excited, and you are bored, and do not have enthusiasm. You hate waking up to go to this job, and looks at your clock from the time you get to work every fifteen minutes, you are just faced with long drawn out days.

6. Geographical location; the company’s physical job location has been changed, or you have changed your physical address, or you prefer to work remotely.

7. Need more money; you now have new dreams and goals that will require an increase in income in order to successfully achieve those goals, and make those dreams become a reality.

8. Technology; your job has become more technologically advanced, and you are not capable to keep up with the technological advancement. Or, it can be the flipside, where you have grown technologically, but the company is stagnant, and its programs used are ancient, and not appropriate for your company, hence reducing production, and causing you to be frustrated, and stressed out, by doing longer processes to complete tasks that can be completed in a quicker manner with the use of new technology, which the competitors are currently using.

9. Self Improvement and advancement. You need to have self growth, and there is no access for self improvement, and room for promotion. You are actually at a dead end job. Your company does not encourage self growth, and opportunities to grow.

10. Seeking job flexibility, you will like to gain flexibility in your job. You are now thinking about flexible working hours, and also flexibility of job location. For example, you can work at a location close to you, or the company’s next location in another state, or you simply want to work at home from your computer at times.

11. Benefits, you are looking for a career that provides better benefits that you are currently getting. For example, seeking careers that provide health, life insurance, and education assistance.
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Eleven tips for Job Seekers in this Economy:
If you are frustrated that your job hunt isn’t getting any results perhaps you may want to change your strategy, and do things differently. These are some really helpful tips that can assist you on getting back on the right track.

1. Stay active while you are seeking employment, volunteer in your field while you are job seeking. For example, if you are seeking employment as a teacher, then you can volunteer at your church as a Sunday School Teacher.

2. Let everyone know that you are looking for a job, including all of your friends, enemies, and family members. You may never know who knows who. Network, and meet other people from different networking groups.

3. Never act desperate by harassing employers, and applying to all the jobs that are available at a company, and calling and emailing them several times to find out the job status. Do not promise the employer, that you are willing to take any job for any salary, because “I just desperately need a job right now.” Nobody likes to work with others that are acting desperate. You may be in a desperate situation, but fake it and try as much as possible not to come across as desperate.

4. Follow instructions in applying for your jobs, if the employers said do not call, please do not call, if they said application is accepted via email only, please respect their request and do just what they asked. 5. Be professional; dress, talk, write professional, at all times. Dress for the job as if you already got the job to go on your interviews. You are currently on the market for a job, and consistently need to make a good impression. You may never know who you will run into sometimes. For example, a candidate Johan met her former boss at her neighborhood food store. She said “luckily I had listened to you on being on the guard of meeting people and finding my next job, because that morning I really did not feel to be dressed to go to the store, but I forced myself to get out of my pajamas, and did not regret it.” 6. Change your job search strategy; if you believe that you have tried everything, and you are still unsuccessful then you may need to change your job search strategy. You may need to try other job search sites such as, to upload your resume, and if you have exhausted what you have tried then you may need to contact a professional like All Star HR to assist you. 7. Apply for jobs that you are qualified for, but at the same time do not limit yourself. You will need to screen through the available jobs, and not apply to the job just because it is a job that was posted and emailed to you. As a job seeker you also need to screen through the jobs that are thrown at you, do not apply to all the jobs that are sent to you. They may not fit with your experience, education or future career. Remember you are currently employed as a “Job Seeker” and you are your own boss, so you need to manage your job search. 8. Follow up after submitting your resumes with employers, send thank you letters after interviews. Be persistent without being a nag, and sounding desperate. 9. Prepare, and be ready to go. If you are called for an interview tomorrow, you should be ready to go. Your resumes should be printed out, and your interview outfit should be there waiting. “If you fail to prepare, then you prepare to fail” 10. Brush yourself of, and move on. Stop dwelling on the past, and thinking “I will never have this great job again, as the Chief Information Officer, or I will never make that kind of money again, or I will never get a great boss like that again.” You deserve a change, embrace that change in your career, if you are about to change company, or career or salary accept it and move on. You may have to make a temporary adjustment, and then adjust again later. So enjoy the moment now. Snap out of it!!!! Think big! It has been recognized that a job seeker’s confidence goes down after making several failed attempts in finding a job. Please don’t let that happen to you, because you are smart, and you deserve that great job out there that is waiting for you. 11. Do not give up on your job hunt, technically you are currently employed as a Job Seeker; you can decide to look full time or part time. Seeking a job is a job itself. Just when you believe that it is over, and you are frustrated from applying to numerous job postings, the job is right there.
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