December is the time of year when many people put their job search on hold and wind down in preparation for the festive season. However, a survey by the online executive career network ExecuNet stated that 69% of recruiters report placing as many, or more candidates in December compared to other months. The advice of 94% of the 500 hiring managers surveyed by Accounting Principals is that job-seekers should keep up their search right through to the end of the year. In fact, if you wait until January, you will face one of the toughest and most competitive months of the year.
New research conducted by CV Library found that 61.4% of under 18’s and 62.5% of those aged 18-24 are scared by the job seeking process. A major fear for job seekers is interviews with 9.4% avoiding turning up to an interview for fear of the unknown, 42.4% afraid of attending interviews and 39.9% are afraid of having to do an interview test or task.
Therefore, Reperio compiled a list of top tips for job seekers who are preparing for interviews.
Well done! You did it, all your hard work has finally paid off! Between the phone calls, interviews, and tech tests, you are ready to begin your new dream job. We know that it can be a scary time, full of uncertainty for the first few weeks while you find your feet. However, we are here to help! Reperio has compiled a few simple tips to help you succeed in the first few months of your new job.