It’s coming up to the end of January – we’re officially into 2022, we’ve learnt to write the correct year down, and our ‘new normal’ is settling in. It also means that if you haven’t started looking for a job yet, now is the time to get going! Why now? Well, because now is the best time to get a job on Placed, and here’s why.
January is prime hiring time for hiring managers everywhere, because that is when budgets for the new year get unlocked. That means money to spend on training and paying new, bright-eyed, hardworking recruits such as yourself.
Businesses will often have an idea in mind of how many new staff they’d like to hire (how much they’re willing to spend) so the sooner you get your foot in the door, the better.
And with restrictions easing in the UK, hospitality and retail are really starting to stretching their wings!
In fact, we’ve never had so many jobs live on Placed than right now! That’s 3,212 jobs to be precise. So make sure you don’t miss out on these roles just waiting for jobseekers to step into them!
Here are some top tips to make the most out of the January hiring hots:
1. Use it to explore your options
Thinking about a career shift? Tempted by the new? Or have no idea what career path you want to follow?
A little tip from Jennifer Aniston, who once said: ‘I always say don’t make plans, make options.’
You can learn a lot from interviews and trial shifts, even if you’re 100% sure about the job. Since there’s a lot to choose from right now, why not do a little venturing?
You could try a job in housekeeping if you’ve always worked in retail. Or if you’re usually customer-facing, maybe give back-of-house a whirl. Or even if you have a job but a certain company catches your eye, you can approach them for a dance.
If you do choose to explore your options, here’s some practical advice for acing the interview and trial shift.
In the worst case, you can confirm something isn’t for you and close a pathway off. In the best case, you pick up brand new skills and gain new experience in a role you enjoy more than you thought you would!