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Feeling sluggish and unmotivated at work? Now may be the best time to start looking for a new job

Posted: 5:37 AM, Jan 08, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-08 06:59:31-05
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If you're on the hunt for a new job this year, a new study says suggests you should get into coding.

U.S. News and World Report lists software developer as the best job for 2020.

This is the third year in a row that has topped their list.

The rest of the top five jobs are all in healthcare:

  • Dentist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Orthodontist
  • Physician Assistant

According to monster.com , January and February are the most popular times for people to search for a new job.

"When's someone is stuck in a rut feeling bored in their job or they don't like the culture they are not felling challenged," Lauren Lewis of Staff Buffalo said.

"That's when you want to start thinking about the next opportunity."

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics , the unemployment rate in Western New York is at 3.9 percent.

That's way down from a decade ago, when it was around 9 percent.

And even though the job market is great right now, you should always know what opportunities are available.

So what can you do to get your search started?

"Think about what you would want to do, and the company you'd want to work for, and if there's a job and company that has what you want locally," Lewis said.

Additionally, you should check out both a company's website and sites like LinkedIn .

These sites can both help you find jobs and with networking opportunities.

Once you do your research, you should sit down with someone at the company to get their perspective.

"You should pick their brain about the job opening and find out more about it," Lewis said. "You ask about why a position is available, and if they are interviewing people, that person can help get your resume in front of a hiring manager."