Shall I search for a new job in December or leave it until January?
As the year draws to an end, lots of candidates find themselves wondering about a new job to start the new year. However, after a long year, candidates often put off their job search until January with the idea that the new year is a new start, for new beginnings and believe that’s when companies will be focusing on their recruitment.
With our expert knowledge, we are here to tell you that as a job seeker, December is far less competitive than January and here is why:
Less candidates in the market
Lots of candidates will have the same mindset and will put off looking for a new job until January. This simply results in less candidates being in the market, thus making December far less competitive. A GREAT time to find a new job (the stats are on your side!)
Companies often like to go into the new year having already hired
In December, often companies have a tendency to start slowing down and focusing on the following year and their goals. A huge part of this is recruitment. Handing in your CV, applying for a new job and interviewing in December is ideal as lots of companies will want the recruitment process complete before they end the year. Imagine getting some amazing news about your dream job just before the end of the year – what a brilliant way to start the new year!
Companies not hiring in December is a MYTH, they are actively recruiting!
All of our clients are still actively hiring and really pushing their recruitment this side of the new year. We work with hundreds of businesses, in particular around Oxfordshire and they are all seeking new employees right now. For a full list of our vacancies, click here.
You can begin your new job in January
Lots of employers are keen to complete the recruitment process before January, so that any new employees can begin in the new year, getting them off to a successful and solid start. A new job is a new start, and what better time to do this than in the new year.
If you are looking for a new job, don’t put this off until January, as you will end up in a more competitve market, against more candidates, making it harder for you to be successful in your desired role. Beat the competition and APPLY NOW!
If you need any additional help seeking a role, get in touch with our team today.