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Why the New Year is a Good Time Reevaluate Your Career

Nov 20, 2023

The transition from one year to the next is a time of reflection and tends to lead to new year resolutions. This is a good time to reevaluate your career. If your current role no longer meets your needs, then this is the perfect opportunity to start looking for a new position.

Here are 4 reasons why the new year is the best time of year to start your new career search.

Optimism is High

The new year feels like a new start. Your motivation is high, and you are full of optimism about what the future holds for you. Use this optimistic outlook and strong motivation to immediately start your job search.

Companies Get New Hiring Budgets

At the beginning of the year, it is common for companies to have new hiring budgets. They have their whole hiring allocation available to them which allows them to start filling roles they had to put on hold at the end of the previous year. This creates an influx of open opportunities.

Multiple Professionals are Switching Roles

The beginning of the year is a time when multiple professionals are considering new opportunities as they accept new positions that will result in their previous positions needing to be backfilled. This allows more opportunities for you to find the role that is perfect for you.

Hiring Managers are More Available for Interviews

The holidays are notoriously a popular time for leadership to take advantage of unused vacation time. This means that once the new year begins, they are refreshed and back at work. Their schedules open and they have more time to dedicate to the hiring process.


The New Year is a great time to reevaluate yourself both personally and professionally. If your current position no longer fulfills you, this is the perfect time for you to change careers. Take the next step in achieving your professional goals now.