Have you got the Post-Summer Blues?
That time is upon us again. The children are going back to school and family holiday time is at an end; it’s time to swap your place in the sun for your position at work.
Does the thought of this fill you with dread?
If it does, you are not the only one. September and January are the peak months for changing jobs. Last year at Select, we noticed a 20% increase in the number of applications we received between August and September. This pales in comparison to the 79% increase we noticed in the number of available jobs between August and September.
How to Banish the Post-Summer Blues?
As suggested by many of the articles on the subject, you can persevere. Get up every morning. Set yourself a plan. Book a trip to look forward to. Start taking multi-vitamins. This might work for you. However, what if your job doesn’t get any better?
Take a step back. Have a think about where you want to progress in your career. Identify what makes you unhappy at your current job and what would make you happy.
Time for a Change.
If you are struggling to get out of bed because the thought of going to work fills you with dread, maybe it is time to think about a change. Last year, those people and companies that started looking at the beginning of September, got a head start on the rush and you could too.
The process of changing jobs is not an easy one, but with the right support and guidance the transition can be made easier. At Select, we specialise in helping people make the right career move to a more fulfilling position. We have 12 offices across the UK that make it their priority to place the right people in the right roles, get in touch with your local branch today for an informal chat about your options moving forward.
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