Career development is confusing for everyone, but perhaps more so for content marketers. There is no clear career path—most of us can only see 1-2 years ahead in our careers, and we’re usually wrong anyway. This is actually a really good thing.
A mid-career crisis can happen to anyone. It can hit even those who objectively have the most fulfilling jobs. When it does, it inflicts pain on the individual suffering it and causes productivity losses for employers. Yet, the phenomenon remains stigmatized and under-researched, leaving crucial questions unanswered. What are the causes? Why does this malaise seem to strike in mid-life? And how can those who are stuck in its grips shake themselves loose?
At the start of your career, chances are good that you’ll be hired primarily for your “hard skills”–the stuff you know that’s relevant for the job. When you’re fresh out of college or even a few years into your career, things like what software you’ve mastered, the knowledge you’ve picked up during internships and in school, and your other technical credentials really matter.
Contractors at banks in Singapore and Hong Kong are currently in high demand, but they could be among the first to suffer if the job market takes a further turn for the worse later this year.