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Jobseekers Gearing Up for UKs Busiest Day of Year For Job Searches

Jobseekers Gearing Up for UK’s Busiest Day of Year For Job Searches

Annual Phenomenon to Hit Peak at 12.45pm, Tuesday 10 January 2012

The surge of people looking for a new job will reach its annual peak today (Tuesday 10 January, 2012) when jobseekers make good on New Year resolutions to find or change employers – it is predicted that the 30 minutes from 12.45pm will be the busiest slot of the entire year for job searches.

MyJobGroup.co.uk (www.MyJobGroup.co.uk), which boasts over 300 regional jobsites across the UK, has analysed search peaks and troughs from seven years’ web traffic and has predicted Tuesday 10 January as being the busiest day of 2012.

Traditionally, the first Tuesday back after the New Year is the busiest, but with so many people delaying the return to work and its proximity to New Years Day, job searches are predicted to peak a week later than normal this year.

The company’s analysis of seven years’ data shows that, post-New Year, Tuesday lunchtimes are the most popular periods, with a 30-minute window showing the absolute peak slot as workers combine the start of their sandwich break with an online job search.

However, with many workers delaying the return to work until after Tuesday 03 January, thoughts of job hunting and career changes have been put back a week.

Chris Cockburn, Marketing Manager of MyJobGroup.co.uk, said: “Our busiest day has traditionally been the first Tuesday back in the office after January 1st.

“However, with its proximity to New Year’s Day and the delayed return to work, means we’ve seen a slower build up this year – every weekday of the first week back has been busier than the last and we’re expecting the absolute peak to be January 10.

“With many people last year either simply happy to be in employment, or forced to stay put due to the recession, we’re expecting this year to be our busiest yet as patience gives way to a more concerted effort to change jobs.”

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