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Nearly Half of Managers Considering Change of Job in the New Year

Nearly Half of Managers Considering Change of Job in the New Year

Nearly half (44%) of managers are considering leaving their current job in the new year according to a new study by

The study, which polled 500 intermediate managers from a cross-section of industries in London, also reveals that of those out of the office over the Christmas period, more than a third (34%) will be worrying about work.

However, the research reveals that those in search of a new role for 2012 may have a wait on their hands with just under a quarter (24%) of managers revealing it took them between 3-12 months to secure their current role. Alarmingly, 13% respondents say it took them more than a year to find the role they are in now. also investigated what irritates job seekers most about working with a recruiter, with the following cited as the biggest irritants:

Offering me jobs which don’t fit my criteria (33%)

Contacting me too often (19%)

Contacting me too little (12%)

Not listening to my requirements (11%)

Encouraging me to go for a job which isn’t right, they’re after commission (10%)

Katie Leaver, Sales Director at, comments: “Clearly there are a fair few people out there who are planning to put their Christmas leave to good use this year by job hunting and updating their CVs! I am surprised to see so many professionals are planning to leave their jobs, what with continued economic uncertainty and soaring rates of unemployment in the UK.”


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