Roses are Red....

Roses are Red....

 6 Feb 2020

I love my job; I love my job……. NOT

 

“So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, Your job's a joke, you're broke, Your love life's D.O.A.” Who knew the theme tune to the most popular TV programme would be so relatable to the month of February! Okay, everyone’s a bit happier this month, we’ve all been paid after the horrendously long month of January that feels like it lasted for a whole year and we’re all feeling settled back into a routine after the Christmas period. Not to mention it’s the most romantic time of year, with Valentine’s Day only a week away. So, this February ask yourself, are you still in love with your job?

Did you come back after the festive period with your boss on your back about tasks that haven’t been completed and you feel like screaming “We were on a break!”. Now that you’re feeling more settled and you’re back to your usual day-to-day routine, are you counting down the days to the weekend? Or are you wanting to get the most out of your week? If your answer is the former, then you might want to ask yourself; why you have fallen out of love this Valentine’s Day?

Working in recruitment, we hear from people who are looking for a new job for any number of reasons. So, here are a few of the top ones and how recruiters can help you with the move:

 

Money - The ‘obvious’ one

As they say, money makes the world go around, but people wanting to move on from their jobs due to their salary isn’t as common as you might think. In fact, only 12% of employees leave their job because they want more money! However, 89% of bosses believe this is why their employees leave. So, in recruitment, we don’t come across it as often as you think, although we’re more likely to get this answer along with a few other reasons, such as satisfaction and progression. So, what’s the best way to say that’s why you left your last role? Be honest! We all have bills to pay and lives to lead and unfortunately, that costs money.

 

Redundancy – The unfortunate one

Unfortunately, this is one we are coming across more and more in recruitment. We hear horror stories on the news of people that go into work one day and are told to go home as they don’t have a job anymore – most of the time employees get ample notice of redundancy and hopefully their employers will support them in looking for their next role by allowing them time off to interview and giving glowing references. Redundancy is difficult for anyone, whether you’ve been with a company 2 or 20 years. It’s a shock that not everyone is prepared for, but in recruitment, we deal with the issue everyday and we’re happy to talk you through what your next step is going to be and support you with getting back into work ASAP!

 

The Boss – The scary one

You spend, on average, 150 hours a month at work and the average person spends fifteen hours a month criticizing or complaining about their boss. That’s 10% of your time at work spent moaning and therefore not being productive. It’s inevitable at one point in your life you’ll work with someone you don’t like, after all, not everyone gets on like Joey and Chandler. More and more people are prioritising their own well-being over a job and sometimes the result of this is getting out of a negative space and starting afresh.   

 

Progression/Fulfilment – The Sensible one

We are always learning; always wanting to grow and improve. That’s why when you feel like you’re not getting anywhere in your current company, you start to consider a move. It’s only human to get bored doing the same thing day in, day out – unless that thing is watching Friends on repeat. So, looking for a company that offers you the chance of Professional Development and job satisfaction is at the fore front of most people’s mind when they are looking for a new job. Most recruitment companies will work with the same companies again and again on their vacancies and therefore will know what they are like for career development and progression – this is something you can’t always find out from the advert or a quick google search. Enlist the help of people who know and can give you an honest answer on where you’re likely to be in 5 years.

 

Relocation – The Inevitable one

In our line of recruitment, we come across a lot of people wanting to make the move from off-shore to a shore-based positions for several reasons and sometimes life throws us curve balls and you have to adapt. This could be uprooting your life and your job to be home near family, or maybe you just fancy a change in scenery. This is an understandable reason to leave your job and finding something else in a new city can be daunting, but, again, relocation should be exciting and should be your chance for a brand-new start. Quickly google “recruitment agencies in …. (insert city)…. specialising in …… (insert sector)”. You’ll get a ton of hits, start at the top and pick up the phone as well as emailing a copy of your CV and explain that you’re relocating and need some help finding a job – you would be surprised at how many handy tips a recruiter will be able to give you in such a short phone call.

 

I’ll be there for you…

Recruiters are happy to help you with your job search, we’re your ‘Friends’ when it comes to job searching. You never know what might happen when you start that new perfect job. After all, 52% of women and 48% of men reported finding love at work according to a study by Glassdoor. February is the month you fall in love again……with your job of course.

 

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