"The more things change, the more they stay the same…" - Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

Posted 4/6/2021 by Benet Hanley

In 1849, French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr wrote “plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose “ – the more things change, the more they stay the same…Turbulent changes do not affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo. A change of heart must accompany experience before lasting change occurs.

Photonics and Semiconductor companies have, in the main, ridden out the Covid-19 challenges over the past 18 month and we have seen significant uplift in vacancies recently. However, candidate numbers have not increased alongside this jobs increase as many people, for a variety of personal reasons, are taking a cautious approach to life staying in comparatively safe situations.  

The lockdown phases also gave usually busy workers and employees ample time for self-reflection and to experience a different work life balance which has shown most people reasons for dissatisfaction with their current jobs and exposed us to new ideas and innovations that could change the way we balance work from here onwards.

However, most people are still reluctant to take any life-altering decisions. Are you?

Reasons why you could miss out on the fulfilling job of a lifetime.

  • Change can be difficult

However, what's even more uncomfortable is staying in a space that you've outgrown and don’t feel fulfilled in. You have skills, knowledge and experience that companies are crying out for. What expertise could you offer and in return what opportunities could be available to you?

  • Old seems safe

Although your current job might feel safe and comfortable do you know what opportunities are currently available to you? What more in terms of experience, fulfillment, pay and work life balance could you be offered? If you don’t feel completely satisfied with the job you’re doing right now, then it's time to explore other vacancies in the world.

  • Adapting can be challenging

Isn't it quite paradoxical that although it's said to be the only constant in life, we all dread change and the uncertainties that it brings? Yet it can also bring a whole new experience and way of life. If there was one thing you would change about your current career and work what would it be?


Why is now the right time for a career change?

Although change can be tough, it is also exciting to navigate new paths and learn to excel in them. Right now it’s an employees marketplace. With competition intensifying for talent in the deep tech sector, companies are actively recruiting and competing for your expertise.

Here are a few reasons you might want to see what job opportunities are currently available:

  • Tech industry is opening up and is more flexible

The Tech industry is showing itself to be dynamic and growing so now is the time to explore the options. Companies have shown themselves to be adaptable so will be more open to considering people’s personal requirements if those individuals can bring the skills and productivity that the companys need. It’s your chance to put your needs to the employer.

  • The early birds gets the worm

The world belongs to innovators and early adapters. As vacancy numbers increase and companies start to battle for future employees those that dare will reap the benefits. They will also be at the forefront of the industry working on some of the most exciting world projects available.

  • Options are vast

Now, more than ever, is a chance to apply your skills in tech into your chosen field, such as medicine or agriculture or security or automotive etc. This variety means that there are excellent choices for everyone out there to be involved in your own meaningful technological advancement. It’s your chance to combine your work and passion.

Presently, there's a jobs boom in photonics and semiconductor market. Visit our job search page for the latest vacancies in electronics, photonics and semiconductor markets.

At Enigma People Solutions we can help you discover and explore the opportunities available to you. Whether you’re ready to explore new opportunities or are simply curious, we can help you do that giving you the peace of mind that you’ve made the right decision about your career.  


Enigma People Solutions is an award-winning technology recruitment consultancy. We find technical leaders for the emerging and enabling technology industries. Visit our job search page for the latest vacancies in photonics, electronics, semiconductor, software and IoT in Scotland and the UK. Check out our blog page for the latest in the technology industry. You can get in touch with us hello@enigmapeople.com or call us on + 44 131 510 8150


Hi enigmapeople.com admin, Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Posted on February 20, 2023 by Jodi Ceja

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