Revealed - the hidden danger in job security
Last month we revealed that nearly 1 in 4 legal professionals will be actively looking to change jobs in 2018, down 4 percentage points since 2017 and 17 points from its 5 year peak in January 2015. A further 28% are on the fence, passive job seekers as we recruiters like to refer to them; not actively looking but when presented with a golden opportunity then there is a reasonable chance they will take it. Job security is also at a high and lawyers are staying in their roles longer.
A golden time maybe but one that also presents the risk of complacency; where the opportunity to get on the front foot and make a proactive career choice might be missed and trumped a year or so down the line by an environmental factor that could put you on the defensive in the legal job market.
Proactive>reactive and here’s why