This week saw record losses in the US stock markets. The DOW Industrials closed on Friday at below 9,000 points, its lowest level in four years. Investor confidence is near an all-time low. The housing market, gas and food prices, and many other industries seem to ever more volatile than before. What about your job?
If you are in the construction, mortgage, or transportation industries most likely you have already felt the effects of a tightening economy. Perhaps you even lost your job or are one of the lucky ones who still has a job but for how long? In the Business Week article, “How to Bounce Back from Career Setbacks”, Marshall Goldsmith outlines how we can mentally deal with the setbacks that come with this uncertain economy of ours.
Now is a better time than ever to start re-examining your career options and seeing what else is out there that you might be good at. Why not start with something fun like a free IQ Test or “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” free quiz. Then when you are ready to tackle it, try our in-depth Career Personality Test. That Career Test will give you insight into your personality and what career options would be a good suit for you. From there, you can determine whether you need to go back to school for a new degree or can explore new career options directly. Taking a quiz like this would be a great free way to start doing something about the uncertainty in your career and not wait until it comes crashing down around you!