#Newyearnewjob Blog
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  • Author:by Steven Franklin

#newyearnewjob

​2021 was a roller coaster of a year. For nearly the whole of the 2020 and the start of last year businesses cut back on recruitment dramatically to help cut costs during desperate times, but little by little, month by month, confidence grew and demand for new employees, and, many different skill sets rapidly increased. So much so that midway through the year the recruitment market flipped and became a candidate driven one.Moving into 2022, the demand for candidates remains high, we have been absolutely inundated with recruitment requests, we currently have around 400 open positions on our website – www.jonlee.co.uk/jobs.But where are the candidates?A recent study by CV-Library found that out of 2,000 employees polled, three out of four of them are considering handing in their notice in 2022. So, if businesses have so many vacancies, and, candidates aren’t happy in their current roles, you have to ask the question Why are there still so many unfilled jobs out there?Many candidates we spoke to in 2021 listed perceived job security and stability as being the top reasons for not actively looking for a new role, as even though they may have been unhappy in their current job, it paid the bills and offered a degree of stability during unprecedented times.However, these times have changed, as Lee Biggins, Chief Executive of CV-Library, comments: ‘The combination of confidence slowly building in the UK economy and the pandemic triggering people to reassess their lives and search for more happiness, money and flexibility has created a perfect storm in the job market.’ Indeed, with the number of opportunities now out there, we believe the questions people now have to ask themselves are – Why settle for not being happy in your job? andSeeing as the stakes are weighing so heavily in favour of the candidate –Can you afford not to move jobs?That’s why for the month of January we’re launching our new campaign #newyearnewjob.Throughout the month we’ll be sharing tips, guides and content on things such as how to look for a job, how to update your CV and what the outlook is for manufacturing, engineering and advanced tech markets in 2022.The aim of the campaign is to:1.       Give candidates the confidence to look for a new job and 2.       Showcase the top jobs that are available right nowYou’ll be able to find all the latest content, continually updated throughout the month on www.jonlee.co.uk/newyearnewjobSo, whether you’re actively looking for a new role or just starting to dip your toes back into the recruitment pool to see what is out there, we hope we can provide you with the guidance and support you need to help make that leap.Click here to get started.

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​2021 was a roller coaster of a year.

For nearly the whole of the 2020 and the start of last year businesses cut back on recruitment dramatically to help cut costs during desperate times, but little by little, month by month, confidence grew and demand for new employees, and, many different skill sets rapidly increased. So much so that midway through the year the recruitment market flipped and became a candidate driven one.

Moving into 2022, the demand for candidates remains high, we have been absolutely inundated with recruitment requests, we currently have around 400 open positions on our website – www.jonlee.co.uk/jobs.

But where are the candidates?

A recent study by CV-Library found that out of 2,000 employees polled, three out of four of them are considering handing in their notice in 2022.

So, if businesses have so many vacancies, and, candidates aren’t happy in their current roles, you have to ask the question Why are there still so many unfilled jobs out there?

Many candidates we spoke to in 2021 listed perceived job security and stability as being the top reasons for not actively looking for a new role, as even though they may have been unhappy in their current job, it paid the bills and offered a degree of stability during unprecedented times.

However, these times have changed, as Lee Biggins, Chief Executive of CV-Library, comments: ‘The combination of confidence slowly building in the UK economy and the pandemic triggering people to reassess their lives and search for more happiness, money and flexibility has created a perfect storm in the job market.’

Indeed, with the number of opportunities now out there, we believe the questions people now have to ask themselves are –

Why settle for not being happy in your job?

and

Seeing as the stakes are weighing so heavily in favour of the candidate –

Can you afford not to move jobs?

That’s why for the month of January we’re launching our new campaign #newyearnewjob.

Throughout the month we’ll be sharing tips, guides and content on things such as how to look for a job, how to update your CV and what the outlook is for manufacturing, engineering and advanced tech markets in 2022.

The aim of the campaign is to:

1.       Give candidates the confidence to look for a new job and

2.       Showcase the top jobs that are available right now

You’ll be able to find all the latest content, continually updated throughout the month on www.jonlee.co.uk/newyearnewjob

So, whether you’re actively looking for a new role or just starting to dip your toes back into the recruitment pool to see what is out there, we hope we can provide you with the guidance and support you need to help make that leap.

Click here to get started.