It's Never Too Late in the Year to Change Your Career
5 December 2017
It’s December, so Christmas will be upon us before we know. Here at HRC, we can’t believe we’re already careering towards another festive season – wasn’t it summer just a few moments ago? We understand that everyone is juggling a lot of plates at this time of year; you’ll no doubt have presents to buy, a guest list to draw up, cards to write and turkey to stockpile. It can be an incredibly stressful few weeks. So, the last thing you would want – on top of all of that chaos – is to change jobs, right?
We don’t think there’s ever an “ideal” time to make the leap; a new job (whilst exciting and fresh) can be a daunting prospect. So, we never rule out making a career move towards Christmas. In fact, we have a number of roles across our strong and stable HR division that are looking for candidates to do just that.
A new job may seem like the last thing on your mind, but we reckon that now is as good a time to make the move as any. It can actually alleviate a lot of stresses and strains of the festive period if you have something positive to look forward to. Take a look at our list of reasons why it’s never too late in the year to change your career.
Beat the January blues
January 6th is the most popular date of the year for candidates to start job hunting. Why? Because people go back to work – still fueled by Christmas spirit – and realise nothing has changed. This can be a really crushing experience and can often make people start a frantic job search. In choosing to make the switch before Christmas comes around, you’ll have a fresh and exciting new job to return to in the New Year.
Gain invaluable experience
Christmas can often be a very busy time within a HR department so, in joining a company at a particularly eventful time of year, you’ll be able to get some brilliant hands-on experience within your first few weeks. What better what to get to know your colleagues and company processes? It will also demonstrate to an employer that you are able to cope with a challenging workload.
Don’t delay the inevitable
As we’ve already said, most people look for a new role in January; determined to improve on the year before. Why put it off? Why not get yourself out there before employers are flooded with an influx of CVs in the new year? There is no point spending the Christmas period dreading your return to work – you should feel excited about a fresh start in the year ahead.
Get ahead of the market
Employers expect candidates to flood the market come January – making it harder for candidates to stand out in periods of busy recruitment drives. By making a change before Christmas, you’re more likely to get noticed (and hired). Our recruiters will ensure that your CV is refreshed and your interview skills are polished to help land the perfect move … Just in time for some time off.
If you would like to speak to our HR team about moving to a new job, we’d be delighted to hear from you. We have a number of full-time and contract roles with immediate starts. Click here to meet the team and get in touch with us.
Written By Linzi Murphy