(CBS) – If a new job is on your “to do” list in 2016 you are not alone.
One in five people will be looking for a new job next year, according to CareerBuilder. That is up 5 percent over the number of people who were looking this time last year.READ MORE: Bears Prepare To Take On 49ers; Coach Matt Nagy, Who Recently Tested Positive For COVID-19, May Not Be There
More than more than a third of all workers say they’re always looking for new opportunities and job stability if the No. 1 thing they’re looking for.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Finding the perfect job has been a challenge for Rosa Moreno, who’s been looking since July. She recently moved from New York, where she worked with large corporations looking to invest in developing countries. Similar positions in Chicago are limited.
“It’s like a maze. You keep hitting the wall ’til you need to retrace your steps and figure out how to get to the door,” she says.
Helping her weave through the maze, on the other end of the phone, is a career coach from Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Moreno’s coach is one nearly 70 providing free counseling to anyone who calls.
Firm CEO John Challenger says the biggest mistake they’ve seen: People get nervous and talk too much.
“They may forget to smile and be relaxed,” he says.MORE NEWS: Investigators Raid Three Locations Of Parlor Pizza Restaurant
The number call for free counseling on Tuesday is (312) 422-5010. To get the most out of the session counselors say be ready to talk about your biggest concern.