Experts in the Media

Jonathon Woolfrey – Territory FM

Human Resources leader, Talenting

Is it time to get my career back on track?

Many people have probably ‘hunkered down’ and stuck it out with jobs they otherwise wouldn’t have with the logic “at least I have a job!”. Given last week’s official figures that saw unemployment decline, a number of jobs created and the numerous stories from employers struggling to fill vacancies, should I now be considering dusting off my resume and looking for that better job? Here are five things to consider: 1. Always be open to good opportunities that present themselves. 2. Be mindful of what organisations you’re considering – we’re not home free by any stretch. 3. Understand the risks involved in changing employment. 4. Keep on everyone’s good side. 5. As always, keep the long term in mind.