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The end of one year and start of another is a natural turning point for many people. It’s a time where people take a moment to reassess their lives, and embark on new plans. Which is why, if you need to hire, it’s a great time to do so.

Planning for recruitment

Hiring new staff can often be a lengthy and tiring process, so planning ahead can help get you ready for the New Year. Recruiters and employers can use the time to write up job descriptions and think about the type of person they’re after. Planning the recruitment process is also useful, such as interview formats or trial days.

For jobseekers, it’s a good time to update CVs and portfolios (and practice a winning smile in the mirror).

Match up long term goals

Whether you’re employer or employee, having similar goals makes the relationship much more harmonious.

For recruiters this might mean a quick check of the business plan, to see what’s needed. Even if you’re recruiting to fill a recently vacated role, do you still need that exact person and job description?

For those applying, it’s worth considering what your own medium-to-long term goals are, and how each application might play a part in that. Are you looking for a career change? Furthering skills with training opportunities? A payrise?

Do the sums

Again, whichever side of the interview table you’re on, go into that room knowing exactly what you can afford! Financial forecasting is important for personal finance as well as in the business world.

You shouldn’t reach the interview stage without being comfortable that the money is right. Then know what you’re prepared to negotiate on for the right candidate or job position.

Check out our recruitment page for upcoming finance and accounting jobs>

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