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Why Today Is The Most Popular Day To Look For A New Job

Source | FastCompany : By Stephanie Vozza

Didn’t give employees a big year-end bonus? It may be time to think about damage control. The first Wednesday of the year is the most popular day of the year to start looking for a new job, according to the job search website Monster.

“In December, your career is most likely not on the forefront of your mind because you’re racing around with holiday plans and functions,” says Vicki Salemi, career expert for Monster. “But January is a time for fresh starts. When the New Year comes, you might decide you’re not being challenged enough at work, you’re bored with your job, or you want to increase your salary.”

In fact, restlessness can affect any employee, and just because someone is satisfied with their job doesn’t mean they aren’t looking for new work, says Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder. One in five employees are actively seeking a new job at all times, and 30% of millennials expect to have a new job by the end of the year, according to a survey by CareerBuilder

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