The beginning of January is the most opportune time of year to seek out a great new job. Whether you’re unhappy at work or just want to test the waters to ascertain if you can obtain a better, more well-paying job, this is the perfect moment to start your search.
There are instances in your career when you may feel it’s right to start looking for a new job. It could be when you feel stuck in a quagmire at work, layoffs have been announced, you’re not appreciated by management or are grossly underpaid. Your reasons may be valid; however, the timing may not be aligned with the current needs of the job market.
There are seasons and occasional time periods when it’s advantageous to seek out a new job. These stretches of time are prime for candidates, as everything converges to make it a job-seeker-friendly environment.
There is just something that feels natural and right about engaging in a job search during January. Looking for a new job fits in nicely with a person’s New Year’s resolution. Usually, people promise themselves that they will lose weight, stop smoking or drinking, go to the gym more often, stop complaining about the annoying boss and secure a new job.