Have you been thinking a lot lately about that "dream job" where you enjoy what you do (as well as the people and work environment), feel a connection with the company's mission and purpose, AND get paid better? Well, if you have, you're not alone.
In fact, the majority of people thinking about changing jobs cite these as the reasons they're looking for their next position. According to surveys done by Salary.com and MetLife, up to 65% of you are definitely looking to jump ship within the next 3 months!
Before you make that big leap, you may want to do a reality check on your employability in your current career field. If you're thinking of changing careers, you may want to determine what the skillsgap is between your current job and the new career you're anticipating. Strategic career development is dependent on solid information about yourself and the world of work for good decision-making.
Check out this article I wrote for the Career Hub blog about Online Tools to Jumpstart the Career Change Process. It contains handy links to an Employability Checkup, Skills Gap Analysis, and Military-to-Civilian job-title decoder and jobs database. If you know of other such nifty career tools, let me know so we can spread the good news!