Why now is the best time to move jobs

The prospect of changing jobs is a daunting one at the best of times, let alone with the cost of living at an all-time high. But we explain why, even with a looming recession and the year coming to an end, there is no time like the present to go after your next venture.

Get a head start hitting your 2023 goals

The average time it takes a jobseeker to find a new role in the UK is four months. That means if you wait until next year to start your search, you could be well into Q2 or even Q3 before you land something suitable. By starting your search now, you can go into the new year already having taken the necessary steps to start attacking your 2023 career goals.

Beat the January Rush

January and February are the most popular months for job seekers to apply for new roles. Many people grow complacent towards the end of the year, and end up putting off their job search until January. This delay can significantly increase the competition you will face when applying for a new role. By starting your job search now, you give yourself the advantage of being one step ahead of the game, and improve your chances or landing the role you really want by being amongst the first to apply.

Take advantage of the current job market

Despite the current state of the global economy, we have seen record highs this year for vacancies within the technology sector. This unprecedented demand for skills has created a candidate-led market that has pushed employers to make faster hiring decisions. Put simply, now is the time for candidates to make their move!

You could earn more by switching now

Due to the increased demand for skills and the subsequent competition amongst employers to hire their desired talent, many organisations have increased the compensation on offer to make their opportunity more compelling. This means jobseekers can benefit both financially and from a career perspective by making the move now.

Increase your chances of securing a job you love

As the saying goes, there’s no time like the present, and this is especially true when it comes to pursuing your career ambitions. The sooner you start looking for a job, the more opportunities will be presented to you, and the more likely you will be to find something you truly love. Making a change in your career can be a daunting prospect, but the longer you wait to take action, the more likely you will be to talk yourself out of it!

Speak to Next Ventures

If we have inspired you to make a move, why not submit your CV and ask to speak to one of our consultants?

Or if you’re a recruitment consultant or a legal or finance professional looking for your next challenge – we are currently hiring across all departments! Find out more about life as a tech recruiter by visiting our work for us page.

Get in touch with our Director of Talent Acquisition today to find out more. +447565 648 366 / Michael.herz@next-ventures.com