New year, New job
The beginning of a new year can trigger a desire for change and something new, which can easily apply to work, but what is the best way to secure a new job?
It’s often thought January and February are the best months of the year to look for new long-term, full-time jobs.
In these months, most companies have updated budgets and sales forecasts while executives have a good idea of what they need and if they can afford to hire new team members.
Know your reasons for leaving
Have you established the reasons you want to leave your current job? Have you discussed any of them with your manager? Is there scope to make positive changes or progress internally? These are all things you need to establish before you make the decision to move on. Once you are sure that moving on is the right decision and you know why, you will be able to make smart decisions on the type of role, company and work environment that suits you.
Stay open minded
Take a positive and flexible attitude to your search; explore what opportunities are out there and stay open minded. You may have a pretty firm idea of what you want from your next job but it is important not to close doors to new opportunities. So many people we work with find exciting new career paths in companies, roles and locations they had not necessarily been considering at the outset of their job hunt.
Talk to us
Speak to a one our specialist recruiters to gauge the type of roles that are out there and available to your skills set. You can also get advice on a benchmark salary. Many employers will have already sounded out recruiters about upcoming roles and have plans to begin the recruitment process in the New Year. By speaking with us now you can gain insight into the availability of roles and make preparations for applying when the time is right.