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MOVE OVER BLUE MONDAY, JANUARY PROVES THE PRIME TIME FOR A FRESH START AND NEW JOB

Known as the month of new beginnings, January is a chance to reinvent ourselves and make a fresh start. Now a new study from JOB TODAY, the UK’s number one hiring app, is dispelling the myth of Blue Monday – allegedly the most depressing day of the year. Revealing that January is far from joy-free, it finds that Blue Monday in fact marks the month when most of us take charge and make a change.

 

JOB TODAY found the number of those searching for ‘career change’ skyrocketed in January by more than 40 per cent the monthly average, and nearly double that of December, as many of us look at jumping ship with our jobs to make good on the ‘new year, new me’ mantra.

 

With the current political climate causing future uncertainty in the job market, it appears Brits are actively pursuing a career change to seek stability, with the popularity of working multiple jobs also becoming a growing trend.

 

Top months for searches of “Career Change”

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

Dec

14800

9900

9900

9900

8100

 

(Above data compiled from Google searches)

 

For those craving a career change, the run up to Christmas seems to be the cause. The research reveals actually the most stressed at work in October and November, as work commitments ahead of the festive season leave Brits tense.

 

Top months for searches of “Work Stress”

 

Oct

Nov

Feb

Mar

Apr

5400

5400

4400

4400

4400

 

(Above data compiled from Google searches)

 

The study additionally finds that January is the time when most of us lose interest at work, as work-weary Brits begin to consider roles that greater suit their lifestyle and stimulate their interests.

 

Top months for searches of “Bored at work”

 

Jan

Apr

May

Feb

Mar

2400

1900

1900

1600

1600

 

(Above data compiled from Google searches)

 

Of those craving a career change, Londoners represent the largest percentage in the whole of the UK. With more people in the capital aiming to jump into a new job than those in Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Liverpool combined.

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