Anticipating when to move jobs can be a difficult decision, especially amongst headlines of a cost-of-living crisis and noise in the media about the economy.
However, the reality is that according to the CSO, the job vacancy rate in Ireland stands at 1.6% at the end of Q2 2022, compared to just 0.7% during Covid-19 and less than 1% in 2016. Employers across the majority of industries including tech, construction, finance, HR, marketing are struggling with skills shortages and can’t attract the amount of people they need to grow.
We recently conducted a poll on LinkedIn which received over 3,600 votes, and 61% of people told us they believe now is a good time to switch jobs. If you’re on the fence about moving, or haven’t even considered it – here’s why you should:
You’re also going to face much less competition for jobs. That’s not saying you will breeze through an interview but the fact that there’s currently high employment, a growing number of people choosing not to work and low unemployment means employers have a smaller pool of applicants to pick from.
In fact, now is a great time for career self-reflection if you’ve just returned from a summer break and have that all too familiar return to work dread. Here’s a couple of questions to use if you haven’t paused to think about what you want out of your job recently:
Once you’ve had that chance for self-reflection and if you’re ready to look for a new job – jump in and take a look at the opportunities we have or register with us to speak to one of our experts.
Gaelle joined Hays in 1999, and in her time with the business, she has led dedicated teams providing expert recruitment services for a wide range of sectors and professions. In 2018, Gaelle started her current role as UK&I Director of Hays Permanent Appointments, where she works with 800 Permanent Appointments consultants across the UK and Ireland. She helps organisations to find the talent they need to achieve their goals, and help customers to find the roles they need to move their careers forwards. In July 2020, Gaelle was also appointed as UKI Director of Hays Construction & Property, leading the 300+ recruitment consultants in the largest specialist Construction & Property recruiter in the UK.
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