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New Year, New Job?

Posted: 4th Jan 2019

We are already a few days into the New Year, and how much did you huff and puff when your alarm went off? The break did you well, and now you’re back at work, you’re feeling dull again. It's obvious but lots of people wish to move jobs in the New Year. It's part of the general ‘New Year, New Me’ message which slips into almost everyone’s heads, however, resolutions are just thoughts until you make them happen.

You need to think about why you want a new job. Is it because you haven’t progressed professionally? Or maybe it’s because you are missing out on spending quality time for yourself. With all the reasons to why you want a new job, you may want to consider these points:

Most companies that are hiring in the New Year want someone to start as soon as possible so it is a good time to start job searching. It might be the case that you feel unsatisfied with your current job because you’ve outgrown it, but frustratingly, you don’t quite have the skills for the job you want. 

Try not to dive in straightaway and apply when you don’t necessarily have the skills required. Instead, put a plan of action in place to develop the essential skills – and keep researching job opportunities too, so you can continue to tweak your application in the meantime. Don’t be set on one job; jobs come and go and you never know what might be around the corner.

Talking about your New Year goals with friends and acquaintances is a good way of finding out about jobs ahead of the job market. As well as potentially helping someone with a referral bonus!

Start speaking to a recruiter (like us!) as they will have experience and advice to share. Send us your CV today to get in touch. 

Finding a job or even getting an interview might not be as straightforward as you’d like it to be. It can take time for a job to fall into place but there are recruiters who can help move forward the process. They can offer help from adapting CV’s to interview tips ready for that New Year job. So, with that in mind, patience is key and keep your energy going with your search. Now, this does not mean going into work and slacking off until you leave. Never leave a bad impression anywhere. It is a small world after all and not only do you want those good references, but your next boss could be best friends with your old boss! 

It shouldn’t take a New Years’ resolution for an increase in motivation to act upon something you’ve always wanted to do. Keep a positive mind set throughout the year, remember, you can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one!

Cheers to a new year and for you to take a step closer to achieving that perfect opportunity.