By Advice

It’s 2023, a New Year is a New Start! If you’re a job seeker, you know what that means: It’s time to find your new job!

Statistics have shown that January and February are the best time of year to find a job. There is even a special day dedicated for this period of the year, the “National Job Hunting Day” on the 7th January!

Why is January/February the Best Time to Look for Jobs?

Most companies tend to hire in January and February because of new hiring budgets that go into effect at the beginning of the year. Also, hiring managers and recruiters return from their holiday vacations.

Where do I start?

Research, Research, Research

Ask yourself these important questions:

  • What do I want as my next career?
  • Have I read the Job Description?
  • Does my skill set match the Job Description?
  • What Salary/Hourly pay am I looking for?
  • Am I looking for remote/flexible/on-site working options?
  • What benefits and perks do the companies offer?
  • What are the Company Mission, Vision, Values and Culture?
  • Is there a good Work / Life Balance?
  • 79% of job seekers say they are likely to use social media in their job search and this increases to 86% for younger job seekers.

~ The Open University, 2019

  • 83% of employees/job seekers are likely to research company reviews and ratings if deciding on where to apply for a job.

~ Glassdoor Harris Poll, April 2017

  • Workers who changed jobs earned an average pay raise of £2,065.88 per year or 5.2%.

~ Glassdoor Economic Research, “Why Do Workers Quit? The Factors That Predict Employee Turnover” February 2017

Update your CV/Resume

Now you have researched what job you are planning to apply for, go and dust off your MyCV_2022(5).doc’ file.

  1. Are you including keywords from the Job Description?
  2. Have you included your most relevant skills, qualifications and information?
  3. Is it professional, clear and understandable?
  4. Are the dates, job titles and experience correct?
  5. Have you included numbers that prove your professional experience?

Check out CV Writing Tips by Ricky Sharpe ~ Commercial Division Lead Consultant, Buckingham Futures

What recruiters look for in job seekers:

  • 63% ~ Resumes Tailored to the Open Position
  • 40% ~ Cover Letters
  • 22% ~ Application Addressed to the Hiring Manager

~ Careerbuilder

Network

LinkedIn is the best social media to help you find jobs, while being an amazing networking tool. Your LinkedIn profile is typically the first introduction with potential recruiters, and they will base their assessment on this before considering your application.
Making sure your LinkedIn profile is updated regularly with your education, work experiences and information will ensure your success in being headhunted for opportunities. Also, keeping yourself active on Social Media platforms (messaging hiring managers, posting relevant content, etc.) can help you gain visibility and open doors to potential employers.

Where do job seekers go to look for jobs?

  • 77% ~ Company Websites
  • 58% ~ Online Job Sites
  • 55% ~ General Web Search (Google, Bing, Yahoo)
  • 47% ~ Professional Network Site (LinkedIn, etc.)

~ Gallup State of the American Workplace Report 2017

Apply, Apply, Apply

At the end of the day the hiring process takes time, your application needs to be screened by recruiters before you are contacted. It’s important for you to keep up your job search by regularly applying for positions that interest you. Remember that your effort brings you closer to your goal of getting hired!

How do I apply with Buckingham Futures?

You can apply for roles in Environmental Health with us by checking out our Jobs Listing (https://buckinghamfutures.com/jobs-listing/) with our latest opportunities.

For more information you can: 

Call us on

  • 020 8125 4321

Emailing your CV

Next Issue

The demand for Environmental Health Practitioners (EHP) has never been higher, vacancies have been increasing over these last couple of years since Covid-19. Next week we look into the crisis that is currently occurring in Environmental Health.

Nick Cheung ~ Marketing Executive

Buckingham Futures HQ

We are dedicated to providing our exceptional recruitment and consultancy services to you. With our team of specialist recruitment consultants, they will be able to assist you in your queries and job hunt.
Give us a call on 020 8125 4321 or email your CV to info@buckinghamfutures.com and let’s have a chat!

Recruiting the Present, Inspiring the Future.” ~ Buckingham Futures

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