Don’t let talk of a potential recession and news of job layoffs deter you from considering a new career path in IT. The industry remains robust, particularly if you have cybersecurity, big data, or AI skills. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts a 35% increase in IT job growth by the decade’s end. Considering those numbers plus the more than 8.9 million U.S. tech jobs currently filled, it’s safe to say the IT industry is still pretty recession-proof.
But is it the right time for you to find a new job? Is the risk worth it?
Signs You Should Consider a New IT Job
Here are a few signs you might want to consider opening your job search:
- Your work is unfulfilling or unchallenging. If you’re not learning new things or you are unable to fully use your skills, it might be time to consider a job change.
- You’re unhappy with your compensation. More than half of the workers changing jobs during the “Great Resignation” make more money in their new position.
- Company culture isn’t a fit with your values. If you’re not aligned with how your company operates or their mission doesn’t inspire you, it’s harder to stay motivated.
- Your work-life balance isn’t healthy. If you’re working too many hours and your personal life is suffering, consider finding a new career where the balance can be restored.
- You’ve hit the top of your career growth. If you feel like you’ve hit a ceiling and there’s nothing new to learn or no room for growth, a new job may be what you need for career advancement and personal satisfaction.
Switching jobs doesn’t have to be scary, especially with a trusted career partner like Blackstone Talent Group. Blackstone Talent Group works with top tech talent to help them meet their career goals. If you’re considering switching jobs, call on us today to talk about your options.