A Six-Figure Job-Seeker's Salary Survival Guide
NEW YORK (
TheStreet) -- Not much is made of the issue, but U.S. workers earning more than $100,000 annually can struggle to stay on top.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it now takes laid-off workers who earned $100,000 annually up to 24 months to land another job paying that same amount of money or more, compared with 10 months on average for all workers.
That's a troubling sign for the employment sector and the economy. When it takes longer to replace a six-figure salary, that's taking a ton of money out of the consumer marketplace, and that hurts everyone -- sellers and buyers alike.
There is a silver lining, of sorts. Workplace experts say six-figure jobs do exist -- you just have to be diligent and creative in finding them."There are strategies that have been proven to dramatically decrease the number of months it takes highly paid job-seekers to find their next positions," says Tammy Kabell, chief executive of Career Resume Consulting, a Kansas City, Mo., executive career placement firm. "It just comes down to having an action plan that works."
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