Vote For Yourself
Today, citizens in five states will vote in primaries for the 2016 presidential election. Voters in Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, and here in North Carolina will make their selections and perhaps end the campaigns of multiple candidates. While this election is highly meaningful for the future of the country, there’s someone that’s not on the ballot that you should spend a little more time researching.
A 2014 report by the Conference Board, a New York-based nonprofit research group stated most of Americans – 52.3% – are unhappy at work. So why do we stay in jobs we don’t like?
Perhaps the tide is changing. A late-2015 study by employment site CareerBuilder estimates that more than 1 in 5 employees are determined to leave their current place of employment at some point in 2016. Which factors played the biggest role in the desire to ditch their current job?
59 percent of respondents rated affordable benefits as “more important than salary when considering a position”;
56% said location was a priority;
51% said having a good boss was more important than a large paycheck;
But a full 65% said job stability was a bigger priority than compensation.
If you are part of the 1 in 5 who will seek new employment in 2016, consider a career change to Information Technology. With above average income growth, companies that are placing an increasing priority on competitive employee benefit plans, and a low unemployment rate, the IT sector is perhaps more appealing than ever before. This is compounded by the fact that entry level positions can be obtained without a computer degree, as companies place an increased importance on certifications.
So, by all means vote today for the candidate of your choice. Then vote for yourself.
In the Fayetteville, NC area? RSVP for our career seminar, “How Anyone Can Become A Paid IT Professional In As Soon As A Few Weeks”, this Saturday, 3/19 at 10am.