Danielle Ryan, Published: 07/10/2014
Irish people are most likely to start searching for a new job in September and October, according to new research by jobs website Indeed.com.
The research showed that the autumn months when people return to their regular schedules after the summer breaks are more likely to see people looking for a change in career direction.
On the other hand, Irish people are least likely to be searching for a new job in December — likely because of the distractions the festive period brings.
The research suggests that returning to work after the weekend and the Monday morning blues were responsible for many of the searches, with Irish jobseekers most likely to be logging on to search for a new role on Monday mornings between 8-11 a.m.
Overall, Indeed recorded a 40 per cent year-on-year increase to August in the number of Irish job searches, with more than 600,000 unique visitors logging on to Indeed’s Irish site every month.
During the same period, there was a 12 per cent in new Irish jobs being posted on the site.
Indeed’s research also found that the widespread adoption of mobile devices has significantly impacted the habits of Irish jobseekers, with the percentage of uninspired workers accessing the website on mobile devices increasing by 33 per cent year-on-year.
Overall, mobile devices now account for 52 per cent of Indeed’s job search traffic.
Increases in mobile traffic occurred mostly in the hours just before and after the typical work day — indicating that unhappy workers might be searching for new opportunities on their way to and from the office.
The Irish are least likely to worry about the future direction of their careers on Saturdays and Sundays, with searches hitting their lowest level on those days.