Our CEO, Victoria McLean was delighted to share her advice on how to resign in the article ‘The happiest jobs with the highest salaries’ published on 1st March in The Telegraph.

The Great Reshuffle

The article reads: “With job vacancies at record highs, remote-working in full swing and even talk of a four-day week, 2022 is shaping up to be one of the best times ever to switch careers.

Since the start of the pandemic, the jobs market has been turned on its head by lockdowns, an exodus of European workers and more recently, demands for more flexible working policies.

The mismatch between supply and demand has meant workers have more bargaining power to ask for higher salaries or even switch careers entirely.

Victoria McLean said jobseekers were enjoying a rare “sellers market”. “It’s not the ‘Great Resignation’, it’s the ‘Great Reshuffle’,” she said. “Rather than walking away from work, people are reevaluating what they want. They are recognising their priorities.””

Job satisfaction

The research within the article shows that Corporate recruiters, HR managers and Full stack engineers have the highest job statisfaction scores (4.6 out of 5 being the highest) and highest median base salaries.

These roles are not where the current jobs are though. Teaching assistant is one of the most advertised roles according to jobs website Adzuna.

Is now the time to resign?

The article finishes with Victoria’s thoughts on how to resign: “While the prospect of stepping into a new career can be exciting, the idea of resigning from a current job can be equally as daunting. Ms McLean advised that you should first make sure that you can keep up with any existing financial commitments and that you are psychologically prepared for a major lifestyle change.

“When resigning, remember never to burn any bridges with your employer and colleagues,” she said. “You never know – you could end up working with them in the future, even as your own clients.”

“When you’re discussing your resignation, always remember to focus on the pull factor of the new job, rather than the push factor that is driving you away from your current job. Try to end your time at your current employer on a positive note.” ” 

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