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January - the month of the new job

Lena Görmann
Lena Görmann

New year - new job. A lot of people are shifting their old job out with something new at the beginning of every year, and for good reasons. Many companies are posting new positions in January, which is why as a job seeker you should be especially alert during this time of the year.

When should I send my application?

We’ve seen a tendency that sending your application in the middle of January, between the 15th and the 20th is the most promising, as companies need a few weeks to get the company up to speed again and plan their hiring needs, and will then focus on recruiting for new positions.

Take this time over the Christmas holidays to brush up your CV and get all relevant documents in order, so that you are ready to pounce when the right opportunity comes along.

Keep your options open

Jobs that are outside of your area of expertise might also be interesting, as you will both be able to learn something about a new industry, but also improve skills that you did not know you had. A lot of areas need professionals with all kinds of different skill sets, and yours might be needed in several fields that you never thought you would work in.
In logistics for example there is an increasing need for IT specialists, who can come from a variety of different sectors.

The hiring process might take longer

Although January is the month with the most available positions for job seekers, the process of getting hired might take twice if not three times as long, as there are lot of applicants during this particular month of the year. This is why you might want to prepare yourself for waiting a little longer than usual, before jumping to the conclusion that you won’t get the job.

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