Paris Darknell New year

New year, new you, new job


Fed up of your current job and want a new one? Now is the best time to do it. Companies are recruiting, which means your potential employer may already be looking for you!

The ‘new year, new me’ message that is sprawled across most media outlets is pretty cliché but in this instance, it makes perfect sense. The start of a new year is the ideal time to start applying for an exciting new opportunity and this doesn’t always have to mean leaving your current work place. If you’re happy in your current job role, this could be your chance to excel within your team or department.

Why January?

Despite January usually taking most of us a little longer to get back into the swing of working life, by the second week most companies and work places are back running in full motion. Recruitment days, interviews, hiring all begin and with many companies having their ‘decision makers’ in the same place at the same time, it’s likely that you’ll get a ‘Yes’ much quicker from the job that you want! If you don’t hear from them as soon as you’d like, always remember to follow up the interview with a call to your company contact.

Most companies will also have their hiring budget for the year in January, which means they’re more likely to employ as they have the money to spend. All you’ve got to do is convince them that you’re the person they should spend some of that money on!

Many employees wait until after their annual bonus to leave their jobs, meaning companies have new vacancies to fill so it’s always worth doing a quick job search to see what’s around.

Now, a new year can sometimes leave some of us feeling like we should or could be doing more, whether that’s within work or our personal life. Don’t be doomed by this feeling. This is positive, and this is you seeing your potential!

So, research the company you want to work for, get your CV ‘top notch’ and make the first step in finding a job you love!