Movement in the London recruitment market has slowed considerably with the uncertainty of the EU economy, the arrival of the 60th jubilee celebrations and the anticipation of the Olympics.
Certainly most of the jobs related to the Olympics have already been taken and unfortunately for many job seekers, a large number of line managers have chosen the current period (which coincidentally clashed with the school half term holidays) to take advantage of the number of bank holidays and go abroad for their annual holiday.
Job hunting in this market can be quite frustrating but it is important not to put this on hold as there are still businesses out there who don’t want to wait until the end of the holiday period to hire, and who are able to move quickly when making firm decisions.
At the same time, if you are not sure if you are going to have a job in a few months’ time, due to possible redundancy or possible termination of contract, then don’t delay your search. Get a move on, as it is better to have found something before you end up on the job market. Have a look at your cv, speak to a good reliable recruitment consultant (who won’t waste your time sending your details out in a spam email) who will offer you expert advice on what is happening in the market, what skills are being sought and what the likelihood is of finding a job to suit you.
This could also be a good time to revaluate where you want to be with your career and consider that change in direction you have always dreamed of , but never had the nerve to take.