January is a popular month for re-evaluating your career goals. As months go, this might not be the best time to look to jump ship. January is cold, dark and, following the expense of Christmas and New Year, there is not a lot of money left in the pot. The financial hardships of January are compounded even further for those PR pros in self-employment who have the pleasure of settling up with the tax man at the end of the month. It’s little wonder nobody likes January and we all get a little fed-up and start looking to make a few changes.
But could the grass really be any greener on the other side of the fence?
Well, according to a recent survey by the online recruitment site Glassdoor, people in the PR and communications industries already have it pretty good.
The survey places the role of Communications Manager as the 10th best job in the UK in 2017. The number one job according to Glassdoor is Finance Manager followed by Tax Manager. All those years that you’ve been dreaming of becoming the rock star or a professional footballer have been wasted. Who knew this was as good as it gets.
Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor told journalists: “This report reinforces that the best jobs are highly skilled and are staying ahead of the growing trend toward workplace automation.”
Glassdoor’s survey ranks roles based on job satisfaction, how in-demand the position is with employers and potential earnings. According to the site, job satisfaction as a Comms Manager is currently 4.3 out of a possible 5 and medium base salary is £46,800 per year.
So unless you want to be a Scrum Manager (ranked #9) or a Data Scientist (#6), it’s probably best to put January well behind us before we think about changing roles.