Why is January important in recruitment?

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January is always a busy month for recruiters. Career changes are one of the most common New Years’ resolutions people make, and with Blue Monday on the horizon and year-end bonuses in their back pockets signals the time when candidates are ready to make a move.

And it’s not just about candidates, either. Come January, clients may have completed their yearly budget, they know exactly how much cash they have to budget with where recruitment is concerned and will be keen to start recruiting again to achieve their set resourcing plans and set in motion their company’s yearly goals and objectives.

So, what can you do to be ready to hit the job market in January and ensure your CV makes it to the top of the pile?

  • Your CV and cover letter are up to date, read well and are tailored to each role you are applying for, see our CV writing blog for some CV writing tips
  • You have a professional online presence; you follow companies you want to work with/are interested in.
  • You continue to develop your work knowledge and training.
  • Approach us and discuss opportunities we may have.

January gives you a chance to get ahead of the curve and we’ll certainly be on the lookout for January’s job market statistics when they are released on January the 16th 2024.


At Intersect Global, we are adding new roles onto our job boards daily so it is worth checking it regularly.

For all other queries contact us or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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