Think You’re Underemployed? Here’s What You Can Do About It!

Think You’re Underemployed? Here’s What You Can Do About It!

What exactly is underemployment? It’s multi-faceted, and it’s never a good situation for employers or employees.

The experts at Britannica provided us with a great definition of underemployment:

Underemployment is the term used to designate the situation of those who are able to find employment only for shorter than normal periods—part-time workers, seasonal workers, or day or casual workers. The term may also describe the condition of workers whose education or training make them overqualified for their jobs.

But if you feel like you’re underemployed, what can you do about it? It’s hard to get and stay motivated if you don’t feel challenged.

In this post, we’ll discuss three simple steps to take to remedy your situation:

  • Do A Candid Self Evaluation
  • Be Decisive
  • Take Action!

What is a professional self-evaluation?

In a nutshell, it’s an honest assessment of your skills, experience level, current employment situation, and longer-term career goals. Regardless of where you are in your career, you need to self-evaluate if you feel like you’re underemployed.

Just sit down and fill in the blanks for the four criteria noted above. If you need some help assessing your situation, give us a call.

Now you need to be decisive.

Did the self-assessment show that you’re unemployed, unchallenged, or unhappy with your current job? If so, you should probably start thinking about pursuing a new career opportunity. Does it make sense to approach your boss, or has that ship already sailed?

A new job with a new employer may be the quickest way to increase your compensation and benefits and get closer to your work-lifestyle goals.

Time to take action!

Regardless of where you are in your career journey, we can help. Our expert recruiting teams know the national hiring markets intimately. At 619 recruiting, we understand both sides of the hiring equation. Our unique insights into the hiring markets add massive value to our employer and candidate clients alike.


Are you a candidate looking for your next fantastic job opportunity?

At 619 Recruiting, we help clients just like you find their dream job every day! We might just have a great employer looking for a great candidate like you right now. Our team will help you find employment opportunities that align with your skills, experience, short-term employment goals, and long-term career objectives. Call us today at (866) TEAM 619, or get in touch online. Our expert recruiters are waiting for your call.