Career Advice

Why January Is a Popular Month for Job Searching

Job Upon January 17, 2020

As you may know from experience, it can be difficult to find a permanent job during the holiday season. However, the job market tends to bounce back come January. Due to this reason, many people tend to switch jobs and even careers in January. Therefore, if you've been looking for a new job without much success, you may see your luck change for the better shortly after New Year's Day. Read this article to learn more about why January is a popular month for job searching.

New Budgets

One of the main reasons why January is a popular month for job searching is new budgets. Typically, employers receive a new budget at the beginning of the year. If the budget of an employer increases, they will probably opt to hire more employees. In turn, this improves the chances that a candidate will successfully be hired for a new job. In contrast, at the end of the year, budgets are typically almost completely used up. Accordingly, a candidate has a lower chance of getting a job.

Employers also tend to receive new sales forecasts. If the sales forecasts are positive, this may encourage an employer to hire more employees. After all, more employees will probably make it easier to achieve or even exceed the sales forecasts.

New Projects

New projects are another reason January is such a popular month for job searching. New projects are often started during January and employers need to hire fresh talent for these projects. However, while there are usually more job openings in January, the competition also tends to be a bit stiffer. Therefore, if you decide to look for your dream job in January, it is important that you refine your resume and put your best foot forward during the interview.

January, after the holiday season, winds down and people start returning to work, is one of the best months of the year to start looking for a new job. For more information about why January is a popular month for job searching, don't hesitate to contact us.