First week of September is a popular time for people to hunt new jobs

The first week of September has been earmarked as one of the most popular times of the year to look for jobs.

Britain’s most popular job websites were tipped to overload on what was the first day after the end of the summer holidays yesterday.

This is supposedly due to increased dissatisfaction with work following a spate of hot weather or a trip abroad. It was suggested that last weekend was the time that the most Brits return to work after an extended summer break.  

Simon Devitt, who works as a classified development director for a local newspaper group, claims that only the first week back after Christmas was a more popular time to look for new jobs.

Speaking to, he added: “As the economy is recovering and we enter the peak season for recruitment, job-hunting starts now and recruiters and managers need to start now as well to get the best candidates.”

“Over recent years, being in an economic downturn meant that this had been less important. Now though, with the jobs market recovering, good employees can move easily.”

Devitt’s words could provide encouragement for anyone on the hunt for jobs in London. reports that vacancies for City jobs managed to jump up 15 per cent between July and August.    

by Joe Elvin on September 3, 2013

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