If you arrive back at work after a Christmas break and want to make a career change in the New Year, you won’t be alone. Spending time with friends and family often crystalises workers’ determination to look for a new gig. And the first week of the year is when many people find themselves making good on their resolutions. But is there a perfect time to look?
The best month of the year
Data from the world’s largest job search websites shows the hunt ramps up significantly once January arrives: the biggest day for searches on global jobs website Monster last year was Monday, January 4. So far in 2017, six of the top ten search days also fell in January.
Data from Indeed, another global jobs site, shows that in Canada, Germany, France, Canada and the US, the amount of job postings jumps significantly from December to January. While December only accounts for 7.2% of yearly postings in the UK for example, January is responsible for 9.4% of yearly postings.