Job-Hunting Tips for an Uncertain Marketplace

On one hand, tons of new jobs are being added. On the other, job seekers are facing rescinded offers. There’s a lot to contend with. Here’s how to make sure you’re looking out for number one: Yourself.

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The pandemic buzz around the Great Resignation is still going strong. Employees are still quitting their jobs or switching jobs with the hopes of gaining bigger paychecks, new responsibilities or better conditions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 528,000 jobs were added in July, robust hiring across industries.

But recession fears have led some companies – tech firms in particular – to conduct layoffs or freeze hiring or conduct layoffs, sometimes leaving new hires out in the co. In a quirky, confused market like this, you just need a guide to making a job switch stick.

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Rivan V. Stinson
Ex-staff writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Rivan joined Kiplinger on Leap Day 2016 as a reporter for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. A Michigan native, she graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 and from there freelanced as a local copy editor and proofreader, and served as a research assistant to a local Detroit journalist. Her work has been featured in the Ann Arbor Observer and Sage Business Researcher. She is currently assistant editor, personal finance at The Washington Post.