After an incredibly turbulent couple of years, the job market has been bouncing back for some time now and it continues to be extremely buoyant. Whilst job security might have been enough to keep you in your current role over the last couple of years, now is a great time to start exploring what other opportunities might be out there! In this article, we share our top 5 reasons why now is the perfect time to change jobs.
1: We’re in a Candidate Led Market
Over the past few months, the number of vacancies in the UK has skyrocketed. Like any other market, the Job Market is heavily influenced by supply and demand and right now, demand is outstripping supply quite significantly. As a candidate, you hold all the cards! Whether it’s negotiating better salaries, taking the next step up in your career, or finding a role with a better all-round package, now’s the perfect time to make your move.
The property and construction sectors have been two of the worst hit by the current candidate shortage, with vacancies at a record high for the industry.
2: Better Salaries
With so few candidates, companies are having to compete to attract the best talent. Not only have advertised salaries increased, but candidates are also in a really strong position to negotiate as they weigh up offers from multiple companies.
3: Career Progression
Less competition between candidates has allowed many to be much more ambitious with the roles they apply for. If you’ve been eyeing up more senior roles for some time, now would be a great time to start applying. Whereas you may have been overlooked for more experienced candidates in the past, this is a real opportunity to make a step up and show that you’re more than capable.
4: The Package:
Salaries aren’t the only incentive that companies have been using to attract new talent. Many businesses are becoming a lot more creative with the packages they offer. The last couple of years have proven how effective hybrid working can be and many companies have adopted it permanently. Whilst your current contract may not allow hybrid working (even if it’s been introduced temporarily), a lot of jobs are now offering it as a guaranteed perk. With so much competition, now’s a great time to find a package that works for you.
5: We’re Here to Help
At PPR, we’re specialists in helping property and surveying professionals find jobs that they love. We work with industry-leading businesses and have a number of vacancies across building surveying, quantity surveying, general practice surveying and project management. If you’re interested in changing roles, speak to us today!