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My next move: I’ve been considering changing jobs for a while, but with financial turmoil raging aro
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My next move: I’ve been considering changing jobs for a while, but with financial turmoil raging aro

The simple answer is yes. There’s no question that staying in the same job is the safest option.

It’s the best way to ensure you limit the risk of being “last one in, first one out”.
It’s the best way of ensuring you stay in the place where everyone knows your name and everyone understands you. It’s the best way to ensure nothing changes. Ever?

Of course it won’t surprise anyone to hear a recruiter telling someone they should throw caution to the wind and change jobs, but if you can suspend your cynicism, the truth is that this is a terrific time to make a move.

In the last few months, in light of the world’s worries, it would have been natural for the number of vacancies available in private practice to dwindle, but this hasn’t happened. Sure the appetite of firms has diminished slightly, but in reality, they’ve just trimmed the wish list, sensibly focusing on the “must-have” hires. However, the number of must-have hires remains extensive, with an undiminished hunger for applicants from all the core disciplines.

The reality is that the much-feared “GFC Two” doesn’t look like it’s coming and, irrespective
of fears about Greece and the Eurozone, if you’re bold enough to step outside you’ll find a market quickly recovering from a blip. You’ll find firms eager to recruit, you’ll find a far more cosmopolitan legal landscape, and you might well find you’re the only cab on the rank.

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