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Why November Could Be the Perfect Time to Start Your New Job Search

8th November 2023

November is often associated with cosy clothing, falling leaves (and temperatures), and planning for Christmas. But it’s also an excellent time to embark on a new professional journey. While many people consider job searching in the new year, there are several, very valid reasons why November could be the ideal time to kickstart your career transition…

Reflect on the Year

As the year winds down, November provides a natural opportunity to reflect on your professional achievements, goals, and the direction of your career. It’s the perfect time to take a step back and evaluate your current job, your accomplishments, and whether your current role aligns with your long-term aspirations. Reflecting on the year can help you gain clarity about your career path and what you want to achieve in the coming year.

A Head Start

Many job seekers wait until January to start their job search, which can result in a crowded job market. By beginning your search in November, you’ll have a head start on the competition. Employers (the organised ones!) may be more eager to hire during this time to fill positions before the Christmas break, giving you an advantage in landing interviews and job offers.

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Prepare for January Interviews

Starting your job search in November allows you to prepare for potential interviews in January. You can research companies, tailor your CV, and practice your interview skills well in advance. This early preparation can boost your confidence and increase your chances of acing those crucial interviews when the new year arrives.

Beat the Post-Christmas Rush

The period immediately following the holiday season is a prime time for job openings, as many companies receive budget approvals for new hires in January. By November, you can already have your application materials ready, giving you a head start on applying for these roles. You’ll be ahead of those who begin their job search after Christmas.

Start the New Year with a Fresh Beginning

Securing a new job in November allows you to kick off the new year with a fresh start. You can enter the next year with a sense of purpose, motivation, and enthusiasm for your new role. This positive energy can carry you through the year and set the tone for achieving your career goals.

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Job searching in November offers a strategic advantage for those looking to make a career change or take the next step in their professional journey. So, if you’re considering a job change, don’t hang about! Start your job search in November, and you might just find the perfect opportunity waiting for you as the year comes to a close.

Looking for your next step in the Consumer or Retail world? We have around 50 amazing roles live at the moment, from Sales to Marketing, Category to Store Management, and everything in between. Check out our website and LinkedIn and get in touch with one of our consultants if you would like to get ahead of the curve and make that next step this year.

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