Thinking about making the move to a new role? Now’s the time!
There isn’t necessarily a bad time to look for a new job if you’re ready for a career change, but with autumn well and truly here, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why this is a great season to start something new.
1. Fewer distractions
Whilst summer is all about holidays, winter is usually busy in the run-up to Christmas, but there are generally fewer distractions to the working day in autumn, making it a good time to start something new.
2. The season of change
The kids are going back to school and the leaves are starting to drop. Traditionally seen as a period of change, autumn is also considered by some as the beginning of the cycle, making it the perfect time of year to have a fresh start.
3. Light in the dark
If you’re unhappy in your current role, or been considering a career change for a while, take the leap now before the days grow even shorter. Doing a job you love will help get you through the darker times leading up to winter.
4. Hiring mode
Depending on the type of business, companies often shift to hiring mode in early autumn. Not only because work quietens down around Christmas, but because it’s difficult to schedule interviews etc between days off those involved in the hiring process are taking.
5. Avoid the rush
If you’re looking for seasonal work – retail, manufacturing, distribution, hospitality – getting your application in now before the rush of the Christmas holidays – when seasonal jobs are most in demand – will stand you in good stead.
6. The final quarter
By the time autumn comes around, employers will have a clearer idea of what they want to and can achieve in the final quarter of the calendar year.
7. Get acquainted
Autumn is an ideal time to join a new company because many in the office will have taken annual leave over the summer, so will feel energised and rejuvenated. It also leaves a good amount of time to get to know the basics of the job and get acquainted with colleagues before the New Year and any social events at Christmas.