Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Job Search Before 2023

As the year is coming to an end, many of us are winding down and looking forward to festivities. However, for some people, now is the perfect time to start job hunting for a change in 2023. In January, companies are usually flooded with applications, so taking the time to apply before the New Year is without a doubt, a tactical move.

New jobs often fall into the realm of a resolution type mindset. People are prone to saying things like “Oh, in the New Year I’ll start looking for a job.” If you’re guilty of this, you could be missing out on a chance to get your application(s) in early, ahead of the game!


Here are our top 5 reasons why you should start your job search before the 2023 rolls in:

  1. Get ahead of other applicants and beat the competition

Our first reason is that if you’re looking to change your job, beginning the process now before the year ends will give you a good advantage. In 2023, companies can expect applicants to start flooding in. Because of this, competition is often very high in the first months of a year.

By planning ahead and getting your polished CV handed in ahead of the rush, you’ll increase your chances of being noticed. In other words, take advantage of the preoccupation with Christmas plans and start your search as early as possible!


  1. December is a great time to job hunt!

If you’ve never job hunted in December before, it’s time to start. The last month of the year is often one where work calendars are very organised and employers are curious about new applicants.

Though there are less people in general applying for jobs in December, this doesn’t necessarily equate to a lack of jobs being available. Gather your tools and craft that CV to perfection to land the best possible chances of your dream job in 2023.


  1. Employees leave jobs at the end of the year

Many people move onto new jobs as a new year begins. For this reason, you’ll be happy to find out that this opens up the potential for you to fill a newly vacant role in December. Not wanting to return to the same workplace as a new year begins is more common than you might think.

Fill the gap and get your application handed in this December to increase the likeness of securing yourself a new role next year.


  1. Employers feel motivated for New Year too

Just like you, employers are often keen to get new staff in ahead of a new year commencing. New faces in the office and skills can bring about plenty of positive changes and often go a long way in helping a company to achieve their own personal business resolutions.

Many companies look to hire new staff in December so that they can kick start the year with new talent in the workplace. It’s a win-win situation really!


  1. Budgeting for staff

Every company has a hiring budget and it is usually at the end of the year that such financial budgets are calculated. With 31st December being the fiscal year end, plenty of companies look to distribute their budget and account for new staff.

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