I’m not sure about your employment status in 2023 but I have found myself, let’s call it ‘under employed’ for lack of a better term.
I knew that this would be the case in October last year and started putting out feelers to the normal people I reach out to in these times. Of course Christmas came and in between some small projects I kept fishing for the next big one.
Now, we are closing into the end of the first quarter and I am still sending out my CV here and there, getting promises of ‘a big project coming up soon’. In most cases the big projects are a proposal that the large consulting companies are putting out there and need e
xtra staff to fill the gaps but don’t want to take you on until the certainty of having a project along with its profit and cost centres on the books.
Of course the world is in all sorts of flux at the moment with the FAANGS shedding lots of talent. Wars and rumours of wars, interest rate hikes and a world recovering from a pandemic has certainly changed things.
It would seem that it is a buyers market right now. Many jobs are getting many CV’s within hours of them being posted. Then I talk to others who are struggling to find talent for certain set of skill.
I would love to know how you are getting on. Are you looking for your next gig? Have you been affected by the recent “rebalancing” of the labor force? What are you doing to stand out from the crowd?