Inside views on the jobs market
Desperate times, desperate career measures
It’s no secret that the economic downturn is having an impact on the careers of millions of Americans. Just ask Matthew Derra (pictured here), who found himself pursuing a degree in renewable energy after his job at American Axle disappeared.
As the U.S. braces for yet another monthly dismal jobs report, thousands more will be faced with one big question: what now?
Turns out, not everyone is looking for jobs in the field they once called home.
“We’re seeing people more willing to consider opportunities in places traditionally they wouldn’t locate to,’ says John Flanigan, VP of staffing company Aerotek.
Just as Derra found himself back at school, people are finding themselves in some unlikely scenarios. One former executive took an entry-level job after losing his job at Hewlett-Packard, a move he says set his career (and his salary) back by two decades.
Sound familiar? Now that the job market has narrowed, what are you doing with your career? Share your thoughts below.