IT’s New Year, which means resolving to make changes
Posted on 1st January 2018
Have you had a good New Year? As far as I can judge, most of my friends and colleagues have! Of course, in Scotland it’s a tradition (i.e. more or less compulsory) to celebrate the end of the old year and the start of the new one with family and neighbourly get-togethers, often involving a glass of some warming fluid – as well as to make resolutions which we hope will help us have a more successful year than the one that has just ended. But what are the most commonly made resolutions?
After some extensive research (OK, I asked Mr. Google), I discovered that last year Twitter attempted to find out what the most popular resolutions were for 2017, on the basis of what people tweeted. I think you can probably guess most of them, but, for the record, they were:
- Diet, exercise and weight loss
- Read more
- Learn something new
- Save money
- Be a nicer human.
- Get a new job
- Give more time and money to charity
- Drink less.
- Sleep more.
- Make new friends.
The sixth of these, “get a new job,” is a standard one for many people, best summed up in that most hoary of recruitment advertising clichés, “New Year, New Career.” However, just because it’s a cliché doesn’t mean it’s necessarily wrong. That’s why, when January comes, IT recruitment firms get really busy - and I mean swinging from the chandeliers busy. It’s an important time for our clients, most of whom come back from the Christmas/New Year break fired up and seeking the new talent that will take their organisation/department/team to the next level. It’s also equally important for all those techies and other IT people who have thought things over during the break and decided it’s time to move on.
By all means, seek to diet, exercise and lose some of those festive pounds; certainly, take the time to read more and learn new stuff; definitely try to be a nicer human and give more to charity. All these things can, indeed should, be done throughout the year. But, if you’re looking for a job – and the chance to make new friends in a new company– then now is a great time to get started. There are lots of great IT/digital jobs out there.
Nikola Kelly, MD, Be-IT
Posted in Recruitment News
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