New Year, New Job? Why January is a Great Time to Look for A New Career

Posted: 2 Jan 2018

New Year, New Job? Why January is a Great Time to Look for A New Career

As 2017 draws to a close and the new year beckons, it is often a time of contemplation for a lot of people. Many of us find ourselves reflecting on what we have achieved over the course of the 12 months, often leading to the setting of New Year’s resolutions.

These resolutions often consist of ill-fated attempts to keep fit, or to get around to that DIY job you have been putting off. But what about in your professional life? Maybe your resolution is to find a new job?

January and February are great months to be looking for a new job; in fact, it’s probably the best time of the year. This may sound surprising as many companies are just returning from their festive break, but after the first few days of the month are out of the way, things have settled back into the natural swing.

Once that happens, hiring picks up quite fast, positions become available and lots of interviews start to happen. January 7th has been dubbed National Job Hunt Day, where it is predicted as many as two in five people start to look for a new career.

Why Is It a Good Time to Search?

The start of the year is often the time of the year when the greatest number of decision-makers are together, planning how the year ahead of them will unfold. This process often involves the studying of hiring budgets for the year. Often, companies will delay hiring in November and December until the new year, when the hiring budget has been approved. Once they have the green light, there is a pool of available jobs waiting to be filled, which is another great reason to apply in January.

December is also the time when many companies pay their annual bonuses, meaning a lot of people will wait until January to change jobs. Companies are well aware of this fact, meaning they concentrate their hiring focus once December is out of the way.

What Do I Need to Do to Find a New Job?

If it has been a while since you have changed jobs, your CV is probably going to be outdated. One of the first things you need to do is to update, or even re-write, your CV. If you are not sure where to start, take a look at our guide on How to Write a Successful CV for IT Jobs.

When you have managed to secure yourself an interview for a new career, it will no doubt be a nerve-wracking time. Take a look at our Six Top Tips for Your Next Job Interview to help settle those nerves, especially if it has been a while since you had one last.

You should also reach out to us here at Eolas Recruitment. Our team of Specialist Recruiters will carefully analyse your CV and skill base, matching you to your perfect role in a company that is suitable for you. Then, through every step of the process, the Recruiter will be a point of contact for any queries you may have. They are here to help you get the job of your dreams and will help you in any way they can for you to achieve that.

So, whether you are looking for Business Analysts, Project Manager or Java Developer jobs in Ireland, we can help you to achieve the job role that you deserve. Contact us today to start the new year in the right way!


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