Two thousand and seventeen. There’s something seductive about 1st January for job seekers. Not only does a new year signify the commencement of new beginnings, but it also aligns the start of a candidate driven market, a time whereby hungry job seekers invigorated and full of zest dictate the tempo and the stroke for which employers enlist the services of new members. Evidently, the ability to draw a line under the previous year offers staff and businesses alike ample opportunity to take stock, rejuvenate and breed renewed self-belief across a workforce.
For many, December is viewed as the anti-season – a kind of negative un-time that exists only in relation to a torrent job market. On the contrary, that road to Damascus moment for fresh applicants may arise in early 2017 through vigour, impetus or even impulse! However for many others brimming with innocent expectation and verve about their chances for securing the perfect job, will be swallowed by expectation.
Whether that person is your existing Manager, a prospective Hiring Manager or a decision maker within recruitment, if your career is at the forefront of your New Year’s wish list, leaving your indelible mark as someone special mustn’t be overlooked.
Often, it is recruiters who have their finger on the pulse who can facilitate change (if I may plug Thompson & Terry for a moment…), I take great pride in unearthing the next golden nugget who has that intangible, unnameable quality.
A lot of our work under the Thompson & Terry banner underlines a key focus on entry-level recruits. Employers covet entry-level education leavers at all levels who demonstrate a creative spark or a quality that eludes many. Often these values are not often found or even listed on a CV which makes them even more of a commodity.
Recruiters are a fantastic outlet for job hunters looking to take the next step in their career. They can play the role of sounding board, networker or even negotiate a better package on your behalf. Moreover, the good recruiters out there will offer unbiased advice and consult if you are genuinely open-minded about your career.
Whether your next move in 2017 is internal or external, make sure it’s the right one.