The turkey and mince pies have been eaten and it is back to reality after the extended Christmas period. The festivities and the cold snap certainly had most of Yorkshire hibernating in a bid to stay warm. This coupled with the VAT increase has made many feel bleak about the job market. The public sector workers are still awaiting decisions on where the cuts will come. Have you made a New Year’s Resolution to find or change your job? Decision made. Now you need to set about implementing a strategy that is going to work.

Are you an active or a passive job seeker?

January sees the rise of the passive job seeker, thousands of people will upload the CV to the various job boards in a bid to feel like they are making steps to change their situation. Then there are the obligatory conversations with recruiters, salary, location, notice period and then nothing. For many this is as far as they will go as the “hassle