Looking for a practice niche? Mike McLaughlin has an idea for you:
It’s estimated that more than 40 percent of employed workers plan to begin job searches during the next 12 months, and almost 25 percent are already looking.
This study, conducted by Yahoo/HotJobs, is unscientific but shows a noteworthy trend.
Most people are looking for new jobs because they’re not happy with their current compensation. And almost half of the respondents believe their current jobs offer “no potential for career growth.” The news gets worse: One in four people feels underappreciated as “valued employees.”
Imagine feeling stuck in a job, unappreciated and underpaid. That’s a dangerous combination, which leads to unnecessary turnover.
Some employers risk getting blindsided by this trend, so it’s a compelling topic for discussion with most any client.
With 40 percent of employed workers looking for different work, how about marketing yourself as the Career Change Lawyer? You could offer a flat-rate package that included review of (and advice concerning) any non-compete/confidentiality agreements, severance packages, benefit issues, etc.
Heck, you accountants, bankers, and financial planners out there should do the same.
Grab the domain now and start your blog tomorrow!