When Is The Right Time To Search For A New Job?

Are you thinking of a change in job? Many people leave their current roles and move on to something that aligns more with their goals and ambitions. Moving on to a new job can open up new opportunities for you, and push you into the next stage of your career! If you’re currently thinking about what’s next for you, then you’ve definitely asked the question: when is the right time for this leap?

Here at Attic Recruitment, we can help you find the right job for you. If you work in and around London in secretarial/PA rules, we can help match you with the right employer, ensuring you’re the best fit for the role.

Keep reading to find out when the best time may be to start applying for new opportunities.
At the start of the year
January and February are usually great times to start applying for new roles. This is because many businesses allocate new budgets at the start of the year, making the first few months of the calendar year prime times for new opportunities and recruitment.

After the Christmas shutdown, the start of the new year is a busy and productive time for companies across the UK, as everyone is catching up and planning for the year ahead. This can mean many companies are reaching out to recruitment companies like ourselves to help them find the perfect candidates for their new roles.
The beginning of autumn
In summer, business tends to slow down. As most people venture away from their laptop and office and enjoy their well-deserved summer holidays, it means September and October are more active months for hiring. As business operations resume in September, everyone prepares for the end-of-year workload. November and December are especially busy times for businesses, as Black Friday and Christmas generate profit and thus companies need more employees to keep up.
When you’re ready
The best time to look for a new job is when you are feeling ready. Upskilling, creating a new CV and attending interviews can be taxing and challenging for most people. You need to make sure you’re feeling mentally and professionally prepared before you decide to actively start applying for new roles. Individual circumstances and personal priorities can impact when the best time for you to start applying is.

For more information about how we can help you find your new job, please contact our team any time.

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