New year - new job. A lot of people are shifting their old job out with something new in the beginning of every year, and for good reasons. Many companies are positing new positions in January, which is why as a job seeker you should be especially alert during this time of the year.
We’ve seen a tendency that sending your application in the middle of January, between the 15th and the 20th is the most promising, as companies need a few weeks to get the company up to speed again and plan their hiring needs, and will then focus on recruiting for new positions.
Take this time over the Christmas holidays to brush up your CV and get all relevant documents in order, so that you are ready to pounce when the right opportunity comes along.
Jobs that are outside of your area of expertise might also be interesting, as you will both be able to learn something about a new industry, but also improve skills that you did not know you had.A lot of areas need professionals with all kinds of different skills sets, and yours might be needed in several fields that you never thought you would work in.
In logistics for example there is an increasing need for IT specialist, who can come from a variety of different sectors.
Although January is the month with most available positions for job seekers, the processes of getting hired might take twice if not three times as long, as there are lot of applicants during this particular month of the year. This is why you might want to prepare yourself for waiting a little longer than usual, before jumping to the conclusion that you won’t get the job.