With the new year comes renewed interest in changing jobs. If you want to move into a career poised for growth or one that is more stable, consider this first. While it may be tempting to drastically change careers, it may make more sense to switch companies within your current industry. You'll be able to leverage your knowledge of systems, processes and customer behaviors within your field. Often, a change in company culture and management is enough to reignite your enthusiasm for the work you do. Plus, changing industries is more difficult. You'll have to work harder to prove you have the relevant skills.
If it has been a while since you last looked, you may want to brush up on some job-search trends and what to look out for in 2016.
1. Mobile, analytics, automation and health care technology will continue to flourish. According to a statement from Dan Finnigan, CEO of Jobvite, this is true even though there's been a decline in growth within some areas of the tech sector.