Making changes in your professional life is a big decision. If you feel like you’re ready to take the first step, timing is an important factor in your success. January and February are generally ideal months to look for new opportunities for various reasons. Learn more about why the new year is a great time to start a new career:
Your Motivation is High
There is something about the nature of the new year that mentally feels like you’re being given a fresh start. It’s a great time to take advantage of your high level of motivation and start putting in the effort to change your career. Otherwise, you put yourself at risk of procrastination or getting too busy to want to fit in job searching.
Companies Get New Hiring Budgets
A new year is generally accompanied by a new budget for many companies. This means they are likely hiring for positions they had to put off the previous year, so there may be more opportunities for you to pursue.
There’s Project Backlog
As the end of a year approaches, often projects are put on hold until the following year because of people taking time off work for the holidays, there isn’t sufficient funding left in the budget, etc. Often this results in a project backlog that hiring managers want to take care of starting in the new year and are ready to hire more people to get the initiatives going again.
Other Professionals Are Also Making Career Changes
You’re very likely not to be alone in your desire to switch your career at the start of the new year. As other professionals make career changes, it opens up positions that may end up being the right fit for you – especially entry-level jobs that are perfect for getting your foot in the door in a new industry or job title.
Decision-Makers Have More Availability
Since hiring managers may have taken time off for the holiday season, they were less likely to be actively recruiting since they wouldn’t be around for reviewing applications or scheduling interviews. Once the new year begins, these decision-makers will typically have more availability and be ready to start up the hiring process again.
Find the Right Job for You
Are you ready to take the next step and start exploring new opportunities? Work with The Hire Firm for your job search. With nearly three decades of experience in connecting candidates to employers in New Mexico, we can make your job search quicker and more successful. Get in touch today to get started on your job search.