Grab 2016 By The Horns: Why the New Year is a perfect opportunity to land your dream job
So Christmas and New Year are over, the fun and festivities are all done and dusted, and you’re feeling sluggish and deflated on your retun to work. It’s a familiar feeling, and one that we all experience to some extent, but if you’re genuinely dreading going back into the office, it’s probably not a good sign.
January Blues: Why so many of us change jobs after Christmas
It’s well known that January is the most common time for people to start looking for new jobs. According to a survey, changing jobs or career is the most popular New Year’s resolution, ahead of getting fit, giving up smoking or eating more healthily. The survey, based on answers from 2,000 people, suggests that an astonishing 53% of us are planning on kicking off the job hunt during our first month back after Christmas, whilst 21% of us are planning on missing a day of work for an interview.
There are various reasons why January traditionally results in this employment merry-go-round. The festive period is, for many working people, a rare occasion to take a breath and assess their options, and, perhaps more importantly, to update their CV and send off some applications. For those who are not working, the New Year tends to act as a catalyst for the job hunt to gather some momentum.
Opportunity Knocks: Why January is a great time for the job hunt
With so many people changing jobs in January, there are generally more vacancies to be filled than at any other time during the year. Employers are often caught out by surprise resignations, and find themselves in a position where they need to find replacements quickly. Furthermore, most companies start new budgets in January, meaning there’s often funding available for new positions. Whatever field you’re looking in, there are bound to be opportunities, so there’s no better time to send us a CV!
Make 2016 the year you love your job!
According to research by Deloitte, 80% of people are dissatisfied with their jobs. That’s a remarkably high amount, and suggests that the vast majority of people aren’t finding positions which best suit their skills, experience or personality. However, there’s no reason why you should simply settle for a job you don’t enjoy. You spend most of your life at work, so if you’re unhappy there, you’re likely to be unhappy in other areas of your life. So make 2016 the year you love your job. Take some time to think about what you want to do, and then go ahead and make it happen.
To start the search for your dream job, have a look at some of the great positions we have available here, or give us a call on 0208 549 7212.