The situation is a common enough one, and it’s likely playing out at a workplace near you.
For one reason or another, it’s time to (voluntarily) leave your job, but the lack of opportunities out there are, well, underwhelming at best.
Bernanke, wherefore art thou?
You told Americans the recession was likely over, so where are the glut of positions that jobseekers are hungering for?
Tempting as it may be, don’t run screaming out the door of your current workplace quite yet.
Blind Pollyanna-esque hopefulness probably isn’t the way to go, either, but a healthy dose of pragmatism is closer to a solid cure to get you through this uncertain moment in time.
The jobs really are out there, but you need to take a few steps to set yourself apart and snag one.
Even if the job opportunities aren’t yet beating down your door, there are ways to realistically stopgap your search in the meantime.
And remember—while you wait for the recession tide to officially turn, there’s nothing wrong with blazing your own trail.
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Stephanie R. Myers is a staff writer for Vault.com. She possesses a bachelor’s of journalism from the University of Texas and resides in Brooklyn, New York.
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