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Is now a bad time to look for a new job?

I have been planning on looking a for a new job for some time and it's just my luck that a reccession is about to happen when I want to start looking. I've been with my present employer for 4 years now. Should I stay put until the reccession is over and then start looking or should I look for a new job now? I am afraid that if I move jobs now then I may loose this new job as a result of the reccession.

Asked By: rainbow - 10/28/2008
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Always always best to look for a new job whilst currently employed. It is unlikely any companies feeling the bite of the recession will be recruiting, just make sure you check them out well first, and if necessary you are quite within your rights to ask at interview whether or not they have had any redundancies... More
Answered By: Han - 10/28/2008
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keep looking but focus on small entrepreneurial firms. They usually have efficient operations and therefore they don't go through the usual laying off the way FMCGs do. Small and medium firms usually do keep hiring.
Answered By: Zara - 10/28/2008
 
The average these days with a present employer is about 3 years and so having been there for 4 years i think you will show commitmentt and loyality to your present employer... More
Answered By: Green-Monkey - 10/28/2008
 
If you want to start looking, the best time to start is in the New Year... More
Answered By: Amazingwoo - 10/28/2008
 
Stay put! I've just lost my job and people seem really afraid to hire anyone at the moment, just sit tight for a few more months, til after Christmas at least.
Answered By: floppity - 10/28/2008
 
You can always change jobs as long as you do not move to a volatile company that has been performing poorly. Research the company well before making any moves or changes.
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