So, Christmas is well and truly over, but the thought of lay ins and binging on festive food is still fresh enough in peoples minds that the first few weeks back at work can be slow starting. However, with many candidates using the New Year to launch their new career – Recruiters cannot afford to take their foot off of the gas in January! With this in mind, we have put together 4 ways that Recruiters can beat the January blues and smash the first month of the year! Touch base with your existing network Go ‘back to the basics’ and pick up the phone, call your existing clients and candidates to see where they’re at with their recruitment needs. Are they using New Year to focus on new jobs? Are they considering moving into new Industries? Do you meet these needs? Could they refer other businesses to use your services? Recruitment is all about retaining and nurturing relationships, which is why the post-Christmas period is the ideal time to strengthen your existing relationships. Continuously build your pipeline Some Recruiters may see January as a slow month and therefore may not put as much effort into chasing up new leads or securing new deals. This leaves a door open for you to get ahead of your competition! Stand out from the crowd. Use January to invest in change January is the perfect time to review your techniques and resources. It is good to look at things like: Your lead generation – how can you improve this? Your KPIs Your budget Maybe it’s time to put more of your budget towards social network recruitment? Lastly, make it fun! It isn’t hard to let morale slip during January – the festive hangover and the long wait for pay day can take its toll! Click here to find out how you can motivate a flat lining team!
Typically, January sees a substantial rise in Job Seekers entering the market which can make it difficult to secure an interview – or even a response from the employer. If you’re looking for a new job this month, here are 4 Essential Tips to help you stay motivated and beat those January blues! There’s no time like the present January is arguably the best time of the year to Job Search. The next couple of weeks will be crucial to your job search success. Hiring Managers who need to fill vacancies will be keen to move fast, so if you see a vacancy that interests you, don’t waste time – respond quickly. Set dedicated hours If you have found yourself out of work, carrying out a job search is your job. For many it is a stressful and demotivating period of time. Stay healthy and positive by adopting a healthy lifestyle and setting limits on the amount of time you commit to your job search. If your job search is proving unsuccessful, contact a recruiter who specialises in your field for advice. Prioritise It can be so easy to become distracted when job searching online. Stay focused and identify the essential steps you need to follow and achieve your goals. You could create a visual plan outlining the: Jobs you are interested in The skills you already have Who you will contact Your target employers It’s not rejection, it’s redirection The key is persistence, perseverance and not taking rejection too seriously. Hiring Managers will be inundated with applications similar to yours for just one role. If your CV doesn’t match the Employer requirements, then it is unlikely that you will be invited for an interview! If you need help with your job search, our team of dedicated and experience consultants are happy to assist you! Please click here to find your nearest branch!