How will this trend affect your job search?
➔ Hot on the heels of “The Great Resignation” or “The Big Quit,” one of the latest trends in employment in 2022 is “quiet quitting.”
If you’re not familiar with the term, according to the New York Times, “quiet quitting (is) where you’re not outright quitting your job, but you’re quitting the idea of going above and beyond.”
There are a lot of mixed feelings out there
According to the Times article, “When I first read about quiet quitting I thought it was ridiculous,” one HR executive said. Some agree. Others swear by it.
“Some people are taking quiet quitting as in passive aggressively withdrawing, and that doesn’t win for everyone,” one IT executive said. “It isn’t always about you. You’re on a team, you’re in a department.”
Can you quietly quit your job search?
There are many observers who publicly state that looking for a job is a full-time job. Given the unpredictable nature of today’s job market, we suspect that quiet quitting will not produce the desired results of a job search. Once you land a position, you’re on your own. But for now, our tip of the day for those hoping to land another position is to keep plugging along, full speed ahead.
It is a concept with which you should become familiar. It’s quite possible that the term may find its way into an interview conversation. At the very least, you need to be prepared to address it.
Remaining silent (er, quiet) is no way to conduct a job search.