Per to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it now takes laid-off workers who earned $100,000 annually up to 24 months to land another job paying that same amount of money or more, compared with 10 months on average for all workers.
If you’re a six-figure job seeker, this is not good news.
While I’m never one to say that money is what makes you happy in your career, it definitely plays a part. If you’re used to being compensated a certain amount for what you bring to the table, suddenly getting significantly less is not a good thing.
But there are things you can do to set yourself apart in your search. This article does a nice job of outlining some specifics, including reco’s for your resume and networking approach.
But one of the biggest things you should ask yourself is why you seek that six-figure salary. Is it out of pride? Is it based on the cost of living you’re accustomed to? Or is it truly representational of the only kinds of jobs that can make you satisfied?
Dig deep about what truly makes you happy in your career.
Money can definitely play a major role. But it shouldn’t solely determine the role.