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Bad time to move during credit crunch

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by thetokyoproject, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. thetokyoproject

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    is it a bad time to move onto another company during the financial crisis for a fresh challenge even though your current position is very secure?

    what are your thoughts? i'm thinking about taking the plunge.
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    Has another company made you an offer?
     
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  3. UKDarkstar
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    Is there a probationary period with the new job ?
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Probably no such thing these days even before the credit crunch kicked it.

    If the new job looks good then go for it. 8)
     
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  5. dales

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    I'm with sparky on this no job is safe these days, also it will depend on your circumstances, if like me the pay cheque doesn't match up then you have no choice. But whilst I think maybe a little more chooseyness is required when accepting a job offer, I won't be too worried about moving on.
    As I've said before companies are prone to failure or boom at anytime.
     
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  6. thetokyoproject

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    not started looking for a job yet, but need to progress more into network admin side of support.
    also, considerably underpaid according to market rates for my position.

    guess will have to start applying to see what kind of response is out there in terms of salary and positions available.

    many thanks for your help.
     
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  7. Sparky
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    Thats IT for you mate, everyone is underpaid :blink
     
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  8. onoski

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    Gone are the days where IT was seen as paying the six figure sums:) and rightly so too as some people in IT are overpaid and haven't got a clue what they're doing.
     
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  9. craigie

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    You mentioned that you want to progress into Network Admin, as you are not very well paid. My questions would be what do you do now and for how long?

    What credentials do you have to do Network Admin already?, and what do you think you need?

    As this would be my main focus to ensure that any 'skill gap' is plugged otherwise you will probably get lots of rejections.
     
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  10. Sparky
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    Even though I said IT is underpaid you can still get a six figure sum if you are technically sound and also know the right people. 8)
     
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  11. MrNerdy

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    It depends if you feel you really need to move on during a credit crunch?
    My last IT employer is taking on people but only as IT in the NHS is quiet safe.
    If it was me i would stay put & see how things pan out over 2009.

    Since coming out of IT in 2007 job stability is the one thing that keeps me with my current employer.
    Money OK, hours all right & job security is 100%.
     
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