One of my favorite summer activities is getting my hands in some dirt: planting flowers outside and re-potting indoor plants that need it. The re-potting that needs to take place is needed because the plant has outgrown its current pot. It gets root bound and has trouble growing further and may even die.
So, are you root bound? Have you outgrown your current pot (read: position or organization)? Are you feeling like there is no where else to grow?
We are already starting to see some movement in employees voluntarily becoming job seekers because they feel root bound. They've held onto their positions for the last few years because of the downturn, but are now feeling more confident to leave their root bound positions for a bigger pot.
If you are an employer, what are you doing to prevent a mass exodus of your best people?
If you are an employee, have you laid the strong foundation needed to start a job search?
Better start taking some action now before your pot starts to crack and the rich soil starts spilling out.
Job Search and Career Strategist who hopes I have written something you'll find useful.