Logic Of The Day: 11.07.2018.
If you have a more senior job title with a pretty good salary, a new job search can take 6 months to 2 years. Some experts also estimate that it takes about one month to find a job for every $10K of expected salary. So, if you are looking to earn $120K a year, your job search could take up to 12 months.
Unfortunately, the higher you climb the career ladder, the more vulnerable you become (despite the obvious perks). Look around at your current organization at work. How many individual contributors are there? How many managers? How many directors? How many VPs, SVPs, and C-level executives? It is a steep pyramid.
There just aren’t as many senior-level positions available, especially if you have several years of experience and are expecting a fairly high compensation package. It’s great to move up in your career. The majority of us want that. But, it does leave you more vulnerable when it’s time for a change.
I was a VP at Yahoo. I have first-hand experience with this challenge. It’s why I only interviewed for a few months before deciding to start my own consulting business. I didn’t have the patience or desire to wait for a year or two to land that perfect next job. So, I decided to create my own job, and make my own luck. I’m glad that I did!
“I am a great believer in Luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have.” — Coleman Cox.
~ Larry Cornett Ph.D.
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