With what’s ahead in 2021, we reveal crucial information all job seekers and job movers must know
Have you ever heard the saying “it’s not how you start, but how you finish that matters most”?
As we edge ever closer to the end of one of the most bizarre years in living memory, let’s take a look at how you apply this saying for maximum advantage.
With restrictions beginning to ease, borders opening back up, and the initial effects of COVID-19 slowly moving behind us – Australians are heading back to work, going out to restaurants and bars, and embracing our renewed freedoms with joy.
With this relieving of restrictions, comes very positive signs for the future of the Australian job market. And it has come at a time of year typically reserved for the slowdown to Christmas.
Bucking the typical end of year trend: the job market is growing!
Unlike the lead up to Christmas in years gone past there is an increase in job positions being advertised which is fantastic news for job seekers, job movers and the Australian workforce as a whole.
While it may have seemed like a big risk to move jobs in the midst of a global pandemic, now may be the perfect time for you to take that next step. Australians are beginning to feel more optimistic about the job market and job security in general. Based on studies conducted by Nature Research1, we actually feel more optimistic about our future employment than we did pre-COVID in January 2020.
However, opportunities never come without challenges. There are still many thousands of Australians who have been left unemployed or on reduced hours due to COVID-19. A situation which may make it even more difficult to search and secure the position you want, particularly so as job seekers move into active search mode early in the new year.
And here-in lies your opportunity. Your chance to finish the year on a high, no matter how poorly it may have begun! Now is your chance to beat the rush of other job seekers and job movers who are leaving their run for the new year – and there will be plenty of them, as you’ll see in the stats below.
If you’re considering heading down a new career path, you are definitely not alone.
In fact, 46% of Australians are considering making a career change in the next two years1. Looking at the even nearer future, 16% of people are planning to make a move in the next one to three months1. January – March isn’t just a busy time for bootcamps and ‘new-year-new-you’ resolutions!
So, if like many other Australians you have found yourself questioning whether your current role is the role for your future – now may be the time to think about the following points:
- Consider your options: there are so many opportunities for you to have a bigger, better future in numerous different industries for anyone who is willing to be proactive. Is this you?
- Overcome your fear of leaving your job: it’s a scary step to take but ask yourself: What’s the worst thing that could happen? Plus, you can rely on Recruitment Specialists to make this process easier and to help you feel comfortable in securing your next job.
If you are still a bit unsure of whether moving jobs is the best career move for you right now, check out our recent article Should you Quit your Job? It will give you some great advice from Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson, best known as author of the New York Times best seller 12 Rules for Life: An antidote to Chaos.
How to use a Recruitment Specialist to help you find your next job
Changing jobs, or even careers, is no small feat. It is far easier said than done! You may be worrying about leaving the safety of an organisation that you have been a part of for such a large portion of your life.
Finding a new job that is perfect for you is an even bigger challenge. Roles are becoming highly specialised and new job titles are appearing by the second.
In any one day, there are roughly 91,000 unique job titles on Indeed. This can make it very confusing to know where to start searching, but if you are on the job hunt, take comfort in knowing there are reliable options.
Using a recruiter for job seeking is a streamlined way to connect you with your perfect job. This can save you time and stress in applying for hundreds of different jobs online or in person.
According to the recent JobAdder Global Recruitment Industry Report, Australian recruitment agencies can take as little as five days to fill a job2. Just a fraction of the average time it takes individual job seekers to find their next role, which is now a huge 63 days!
Coastal Recruitment Group are the leading boutique recruitment agency across Newcastle, the Central Coast and Sydney, focusing on finding the perfect position for you. Our Recruitment Specialists have the experience, contacts and knowledge to match you to an available position without the unnecessary time and stress.
1https://www.seek.com.au/career-advice/article/what-to-know-about-making-a-career-change-now – Independent research conducted by Nature on behalf of SEEK. Interviewing 4800 Australians annually.
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