According to a recent poll by Monster Philippines, 77% of local employees are not happy with their current job, and will be looking to jump ship this year. In fact, only 10% of people polled said they were happy and staying put, while 13% said they are in limbo and “don’t know”.
It looks like pretty good odds for a fair bit of job hopping in 2017!
If you’ve decided to change jobs this year, that’s one thing - but how are you actually going to go about it? These days competition is tough. The local employment market is strong, meaning there’s a lot of skilled talent out there looking for jobs. How can you ensure your job search isn’t in vain?
Here are a few steps to consider as you plan your exit from your current role.
If a hiring manager were to Google you, what would come up? Facebook photos of you at a bunch of parties, or a couple of really well-written opinion articles related to your job or industry? Do you share news and engage in conversation about topics on social media that relate to your work? Are you saying positive things about your current job online, or making fun of it?
How you come across online matters, so make it a resolution to clean up your digital act ahead of a job search this year.