As fall gets closer and the year draws to a close, you might be making plans for your holidays or starting to help your kid with their homework again. Should “find a new job” be added to your to-do list?
While high-quality candidates are always in demand, the construction job market is incredibly busy at the moment – in fact some employers have more openings than they have candidates – so more companies find themselves in need of good hires. With September shaping up to be a particularly good month for the industry, now could prove to be the best time look for a new job.
If you haven’t been considering a job change, here are a few things to think about:
- Improve your work-life balance: With the current need for good talent in the industry, it might be easier to negotiate bigger perks, like a flexible or remote schedule. You could enjoy a better work-life balance with a different company who is willing to work with your needs, allowing you to tend to the other responsibilities in life and decreasing your stress load.
- Improve your commute: For some people, a dream job means a place where they’re not spending hours in traffic going to and from work. Now is the time to search for a job that makes your commute shorter and your life easier.
- Grow your project portfolio: Working for different companies usually means working with different clients and on different project. This is always helpful for growing your portfolio and continuing to help grow the overall success of your career.
Finding a new job can always feel like a risk and an uncertainty, but now is one of the best times to consider the next step in your career. In addition to the current industry growth, some economic experts are predicting a global recession, which will make it much harder to get a new job down the line.
If you’re ready to start looking for a new position, contact our team today. We’re ready to help you find the best match for your talent in the industry today.