Have you kept your 2015 New Year's Resolutions?

Another year has passed, think back to January, what resolutions did you make? Have you stuck to your big plans for 2015? Have you achieved your goals?

If the answer is no, then perhaps it’s time for a change. December is a good time to reflect back on what you have done in the past year and start making plans for the emerging year.

Do you want to travel?
Many people are saying goodbye to the traditional 9-5 permanent working model. As travel becomes ever easier, many people are working for a few months, heading abroad for an adventure or new experience, returning and working some more, before exploring somewhere else. By working in a flexible temporary environment it allows you to work and also take periods of time off to pursue traveling or other ambitions. Take a look at our jobs and see if it is something you could see yourself doing. To explore some of the experiences people have working flexibly, take a look at our previous Flex Appeal post.

Do you want to develop new skills or work in a different sector?
There are plenty of sectors with skills shortages crying out for new people, from Teaching, Midwifery, Engineering to practically anything in the IT sector. These areas are full of opportunities with excellent career prospects. Many courses can be done on a part time basis and temporary working is an excellent choice for those wanting to earn while they learn. For more information on occupation shortages you can explore the Government’s Shortage Occupation List.

New year, new job?
The job market is becoming increasingly Candidate led, meaning there are more opportunities than in the past 5 years and companies are improving their offerings to try and entice you. According to the REC’s Recruitment Industry Trends Survey, 634,000 found a permanent job through a recruiter in 2014/15. The agencies surveyed in this report also forecasted a strong growth of 31% in 2016 for their permanent recruitment services, compared to 22% in 2015. It is the perfect time to find out what opportunities are available to you right now.

There are many options out there and lots of ways and means to achieve your goals. It’s all about taking the plunge! How would you feel being in the same place in a years’ time, doing the same thing? Perhaps it’s time to take a look at your options, what you want to do and make 2016 the year you achieve your goals. To discuss your immediate job options with our Recruitment Consultants, please register with us and one of our Consultants will be in touch.

Flex Appeal
REC’s Recruitment Industry Trends Survey 2014/15

Government’s shortage occupation list