After the Great Depression in the 1930s, a new term came to us from across the Atlantic: Great Resignation. This phenomenon begins in the summer of 2020, after the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of Americans leave their jobs. This massive wave of resignations reflects workers’ near-universal dissatisfaction with their jobs or pay. For some time now, the question has been raised whether this social phenomenon is migrating from the United States to us. Is France also experiencing a great resignation?
Women are more dissatisfied than men
In Uncle Sam’s country, nearly 48 million voluntarily quit their jobs. In France, the numbers are much less impressive, we are talking about 500,000 resignations in the first quarter of 2022, while the phenomenon is more recent here. It worries everyone equally, especially some sectors of activity. Overall, this is an increase of 20% that was recorded compared to 2019.
Dissatisfaction at work is high, the French demand more flexible working hours, a better quality of the working environment, initiatives in favor of well-being, a real sense of their work and, of course, better pay. And the issue of telecommuting only adds fuel to the fire. According to a recent study, partly carried out by Ifop, women are more affected by this trend. In fact, nearly 57% of them would consider quitting their job to reinvent themselves in the profession.
Professional retraining: how to do it?
In such a context, a professional change often involves finding online training. There are many who want to change not only their job, but also their profession and field of activity. Suffering at work is often one of the main drivers of this process: boredom and frustration, insufficient career development, professional burnout, excessive workload, even a toxic environment, the list of negative points is unfortunately long.
A 180° turnaround does not happen overnight and should not be taken lightly, especially in a job market that has become extremely competitive in recent years. Define your future career plan; do a skills assessment to see which ones are transferable; resume studies; undertake online or face-to-face training, concurrently with employment or continuously; finding a quality facility that provides recognized certifications are all necessary and absolutely necessary steps for professional retraining success.
Know how to sell
Whether you choose the path of self-employment or paid employment, the key to success is knowing how to sell yourself. If you are interested in job interviews, a suitable and tailored CV will be essential. The same applies to the cover letter. After getting an interview with a future employer or potential client, your main mission will be to be able to highlight their qualities and skills and show that your profile is in line with the offer.
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