Tomorrow is the first Monday since New Year’s Day – and for many people it will be the start of the hunt for a new career in 2014.
The day has been dubbed ‘Massive Monday’ in the world of recruitment, when many workers will be kicking off the new year by searching online for a career change.
‘We get the most traffic to our site on the first Monday back at work after new year,’ James Reed, chairman of recruitment group Reed, told The Sunday Times.
‘When people have some time off they reflect on things and when they come back to work they start thinking that maybe it’s not what they want to be doing.’
More than one in four people will switch careers during their lifetime, with many choosing to ditch the safety of their current position to pursue their dream job.
Most major job switches come when people are in their 20s and 30s before they settle down in their chosen line of work in their 40s, research shows.
It is a marked difference from how things used to be, when workers were more likely to stay on the same career path until retirement.