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A positive message on Blue Monday

Posted over 2 years ago by Heidi Moreby
Rec Insight

Blue Monday is fully in action and many of us are starting to feel the pressures of January and the winter months. Instead of dwelling on why today may be the most depressing day of the year, we thought we’d take a step back and take a peak at some of the amazing things happening in recruitment.

Who knows, it may even motivate you to start looking for a new job.

Positive #1 - If you’re in PR you’re in luck

If you’re looking for a new PR job or have skills which are relevant to the PR industry, such as copywriting and relationship management, you’re in luck.

We’ve seen a huge increase in demand from agencies across the West and East Midlands for talented PR professionals to join their teams. With many of these businesses upscaling after winning new business.

More jobs in the market - Tick

Little competition for these jobs - Double tick.

PR talent may be in high demand, but the availability of people looking for a new job in this sector is low.

Don’t believe us? Take a look at what PR jobs are currently on offer.

Positive #2 - Looking for more? Salaries are still competitive

The market continues to be short on talent across most skillsets, including marketing, PR, digital and creative disciplines. Because of this, salaries are continuing to grow as companies seek to attract the very best talent, and keep them away from competitive offers.

Many roles within our latest salary surveys saw yearly wage increases of between £1,000 - £5,000, depending on role level & agency/in-house placement.

Positive #3 - Digital continues to lead the way

If you’ve recently enhanced your PPC, SEO or development skills then today is your market.

With many businesses continuing to go through digitalisation and digital transformations to ensure they’re competitive, the market is flush with digital roles.

Businesses recruiting in this area are suffering the same challenges of talent acquisition as many, making it a candidate led market. Good news if you’re looking for a job right now! As you can take advantage of a variety of roles with limited competition.

Positive #4 - Home working’s not just a fad

Though some businesses are reverting on their remote working policies, many who had adopted a hybrid model throughout 2020/21 have stuck to their word.

We’re working with more businesses than ever who are offering hybrid and flexible working options, with some fully remote roles still out there too! So if you’re all for saying goodbye to frequent costly and lengthy commutes, then today’s job market is a great place to be.

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