New Year and Infinite Possibilities

New Year and Infinite Possibilities

New Year and Infinite Possibilities

With this new year and infinite possibilities, be sure to do your research. According to the Chinese calendar it will soon be the Year of the Rabbit. But it might as well be the year of the new job.  A whopping 96% of workers are looking for a new position in 2023.  They are largely looking for better pay, according to a recent report by jobs site   Whether by choice or necessity, many workers will change jobs in the months ahead.



Wage Growth

Even the historical high wage growth isn’t keeping up with the increased cost of living.  Which is still up 6.5% from a year ago, and this is leaving more workers unsatisfied with their pay.  Nearly half, or 40%, of job seekers said they need a higher income due to inflation and rising expenses.

Job Hopping

Job-hopping is widely considered the best way to improve your career prospects and pay. In fact, the difference in wage growth for job switchers compared to those who stay in their current role is at a record high.  The latest data shows job-switchers have seen 7.7% wage growth as of November. However, Citing data from the Atlanta Federal Reserve, workers who have stayed in their jobs have seen a 5.5% wage growth.

New Year New Budgets

The first quarter of the year is always a good time to look because fiscal budgets have been replenished.  But when it comes to finding a better job, pay isn’t everything. Other factors that should be considered include increased opportunities for advancement, flexibility, and a healthy work-life balance.

Blue Collar More Secure

According to a new report not all jobs are vulnerable to a possible downturn. Blue-collar workers just might have more job-security that white-collar roles. As of November 2022, job openings ticked up for manufacturing, professional and business services.  Job-seekers are approaching 2023 by going “back to basics” and betting on jobs with more proven security.

Key Considerations

For those kicking off a new job search be sure to consider just how all aspects of a new position measures up.  You may be getting paid more, but what is the travel time, what about career advancement opportunities, flexibility, and a healthy work-life balance.  Find out what the benefits are and especially find out what the culture is like.

Make 2023 the year you are running toward the right job for your future.  It’s out there and with a bit of work from you, you will find it.

Cardinal Staffing Services  – Getting Jobs for 28 Years

Since 1994, Cardinal has been the go-to staffing company for automotive, industrial, skilled trades, office, and professional staffing.  We create positive work environments for our employees, customers, and candidates.  Whether you are searching for great talent to fill open roles or you are looking for new job opportunities, Cardinal Staffing Services will help you achieve your goals.   We have immediate job openings in your local area.  Contact us today!

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