New Year? New Job!Posted: 22nd of December 2014 by
The New Year is just a matter of days away, and while Christmas is still to come, it is the right time to start thinking about getting a new job. Employers and recruitment agencies are fully aware that this is the time of year when people are making their New Year’s Resolutions, and for many people this may mean looking for a new job.
January offers the job seeker something of a purple patch when it comes to finding work, with many companies opting to advertise vacancies in order to catch the many ‘New Year’s Resolution’ job seekers. This is in direct contrast to the pre-Christmas period which, other than temporary Christmas-based work, tends to see something of a recruitment slump. Perhaps it is because many people are too busy preparing for the festive season to think about recruiting new staff, or perhaps with many workers opting to take annual leave around Christmas, employers are thinking about keeping things ticking over rather than using resources to interview, employ, and train new staff. Either way, it seems that your best bet is to get ready to start looking for a new job in January.
Whether you are looking to move away from your current role, or find your first job, it pays to start looking as early as possible once the New Year begins. You won’t be the only one looking for work, but after the meagre pickings of December, finding something to apply for should be much easier as 2015 gets under way. Of course, you may need to wait a few days for the post-Christmas blues to dissipate and for staff to get themselves organised and start touting for new employees, but by being prepared you can enjoy some rich pickings in the job market.
Since it is January there will also be the sales, which means that you can also look to update your work wardrobe too. Taking advantage of the bargains to be had on the high-street and online means that you can look as fresh as the New Year when you head out to all the interviews you hope to get. Feeling good about your appearance will do your confidence wonders, and give you a better chance of getting that job you desire.
It is not just your appearance that you can tidy up ahead of the upcoming job-hunting season, as you might also want to brush up your C.V. making sure it is up-to-date and well-presented will give you a better chance of standing out – whether you are sending it to recruitment agencies or directly to employers. We will be giving you some tips on getting your C.V. ready 2015 tomorrow – so check back here then.
While everyone else is focused solely on Christmas, you can get ahead by starting to prepare for the New Year and taking advantage of the slew of jobs that it brings. So, if you are looking for work, or are fed up with your current role, make 2015 a good year with a new start and a new job.
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