Aussie Exodus from work expected in 2007

Bosses should be prepared for a big change in staff in the new year with a massive 71% of Aussies saying they will be looking for a new job in 2007 according to a survey by Talent2, Australia’s leading recruitment and human resources firm.

40% of those that will be looking for a new job say they will begin their search within the first week of 2007, according to the 921 of the survey.

John Banks says that as the year draws to a close people are re-evaluating their career, what they want to do next year, and just how their job fits in with their overall career goals. Changing jobs can help get rid of the cobwebs and enables you to be prepared to face new challenges and set new goals in your careers.

"2006 has been a year of career development for Aussie workers. 77% of people say that they will be looking to take the next step in their career and climb the corporate ladder."

"At this time of the year people realise they need to be active in the job market to ensure they continue to develop their career and to continue to build wealth. 47% of people have told us they will be changing industries when looking for their new job in 2007."

"If you are changing your job in the new year, there are many things you can do to make it easier for yourself. With so many people slated to be looking for jobs, anything you can do to put yourself ahead of the pack is a great move."

  • Write, update, polish your resume making sure it communicates your achievements and proves your worth to potential employers.

  • Identify companies that you think you would like to work for and send them letters.

  • Search the web, newspapers job ads, call recruitment firms and read industry newsletters to gain a solid understanding of what employers are looking for and salaries offered.

  • Brush up on interviewing and negotiating skills use the net, practice responses to common interview questions.

  • Network mercilessly.

  • Dress for success at interviews; make sure you look the part.

  • Don’t take offence at being rejected, it’s not personal.

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