With 2017 just weeks away, many people begin to imagine what they would like to accomplish during the next year. If part of your plan for the new year is to find your dream job, now is a perfect time to start.
Companies Are Hiring
The biggest reason to begin your job search now is that companies are hiring. If a business needs a skilled employee, and they need them now, they might not wait until the next year to begin the hiring process. This is especially true for professions with particularly low unemployment levels or those that provide critical support to operations.
Additionally, many businesses reevaluate their staffing needs towards the end of the year, so if they are planning on hiring for the upcoming year, they will be doing it soon if they aren’t already. By correlating your efforts to what can be a peak hiring season for many companies, you may find opportunities you would otherwise miss.
Beat the Resolutions
Many people decide to make finding a new job a New Year’s resolution. And that mindset traditionally begins on January 1. Since people can be distracted during the holiday season, they may put off the beginning of their job search until things settle in the personal life.
Instead of being one of many who decide the new year is the right time to begin, go ahead and begin your search today. By jumping on these opportunities early, you have a chance to get ahead of the pack that is inevitably coming. You may be able to secure an opportunity before the competition really increases.
The new year is symbolically a fresh start, so why not time the beginning of your next job to this annual event. While there is no requirement to start on the first business day after the new year, leaving your old job behind in 2016 and starting new in 2017 does come with fringe benefits. One, you won’t have to wait for multiple W-2s when filing your taxes next season, as you employment fell into different years. You can also transition into new insurance and other benefits at an ideal time, as many deductibles and limits reset when the calendar does.
The biggest reason to start looking for your dream job today is there is no reason not to. If your current job isn’t ideal, and you know what you want from your next employer, is there really a good reason to wait until the year changes?
If you aren’t happy where you are, you should look into fixing that immediately, regardless of the season. Often, there is no need to wait for a specific time of year to make a change. If you want to explore the options that are available today, contact CPS Recruitment for professional job placement and other services. Don’t wait for tomorrow when your dream job might be out there today.