A New Year, a New Career – time to start looking?

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A New Year, a New Career – time to start looking?

 

With the Christmas and new year festivities well and truly wrapped up, it’s time for a fresh start for many of us. So here’s why now is the perfect time to start your search for that new job.

Here are 4 reasons why it’s a good time to start your search for a new job in January/February.

1)     It’s no secret that the ‘find a new job’ new year resolution is a popular one every year. Which means a wave of people are leaving their old jobs for new ones in January/February so we are getting lots of new vacancies being called in daily.

2)   Many companies also pay annual bonuses in December/January, so a lot of people wait until January/February to change jobs. Many companies anticipate this and start to prepare for a hiring process.

3)   The hiring activity is often delayed in November and December due to disruption over the festive period, this resumes in January when all the key decision makers are back in the office.

4)   Many companies get their new hiring budgets for the year in January opening up a new realm of opportunity to create new jobs.

This formula means that January and February are prime months for both the number of job vacancies and candidates on the market.

So if you are a thinking of making the move, you must take some time to get your CV up to date. Remember to think of your CV as a way of showcasing your talent to a potential employer. Your skills, experience, qualifications and anything else that might help you land an interview should be on it. Whilst there are a lot of jobs out there, there could also be a lot of candidates who are competing for the same role, so it’s up to you to make sure you stand out from the crowd. Not sure how to make your CV the best it can be and your skills shine through? We’ve compiled a number of our top tips and advice to help you with your CV creation, as well as for that all important first impression at interview.

Whilst you are rewriting your CV, it’s also important to update your profile on Linkedin as employers often search potential candidates Linkedin profiles for further information. In fact, more and more employers are using social media platforms as a resource to do background checks on potential candidates, so it’s worth examining all social media platforms at the same time. If there is activity on your social media that might paint you in a bad light please do remove it, and if in doubt just privatize your account as much as possible.

Once you are at this stage, it’s time to get in touch with us! For more advice and to find out how we can help you to find your dream job, give us a call on 01353 667005 or email your CV over to admin@nandn.co.uk