Been fed the ‘New Year-New Job’ line? Don’t buy it!

The above must be the most over-used Recruiting / Agency line in the world. Year in & year out it gets trotted out – but no new colour palette or font will make it sound anything else but trite. It means absolutely zero.

So you went back to work? And on day ONE you’ve already decided you cant hack it any more….so should you, as the above statement says, just go & jack it in!

In this market & indeed in all others I’ve worked in. I say not. My school of thought (based solely on experience) is to say STOP. THINK. Don’t do it!

This short blog is to give my alternate view. Don’t let the grey, windy January bully you into thinking it won’t get better. It does & so does your mindset. In my experience (20 years now) the candidates that ring really early in January are the ones that have made a mental ‘knee – jerk’ reaction to the dark morning, the poor pay rise & the Christmas / New Year detox. Basically they ‘lash out’ at their present employers.

Settle back into it. Try & not see everything through chilly, frosted up spectacles & realize that this next decision that you might lightly take, in a ‘recession’, could be such a bad move if it’s not made with the right intentions.

My advice is this: Stick it out. Grin & bear it. Look ahead & make goals. Give yourself dates & targets & once they’re there, sit & recap all that’s happened. Don’t be tempted to ‘chuck sickies’. Don’t moan & whine to all & sundry & don’t jump on the ‘January Blues’ bandwagon.

And THEN – when you bounce out of bed one morning & realise you still can’t give your current job your all…its New Job time for real!

Views: 338

Comment by Alasdair Murray on January 4, 2012 at 11:33am

A pet hate of mine and pretty much everyone in the recruitment marketing industry. It is quite simply the biggest cheesiest, most unoriginal cliche in the business and has been for at least 25 years. It's a bit like Christmas decorations going on sale sin the shops. Many of us watch out for the first sighting of the good old 'new year new career' tagline (generally rears its ugly head about the second week of December incidentally)


You need to be a member of RecruitingBlogs to add comments!

Join RecruitingBlogs


All the recruiting news you see here, delivered straight to your inbox.

Just enter your e-mail address below



RecruitingBlogs on Twitter

Recruiting Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2018   All Rights Reserved   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service