Quarter 4 is hotting up!
We enter the final quarter of the year and with 2022 on the horizon, you may begin reflecting on the previous 9 months in your current role. You may begin to digest your accomplishments over the year and take stock of where you are now, where you want to be, and if that is possible where you are now.
Figures show by the end of 2021 we expect to see a near return to pre-COVID-19 numbers.
As recruiters, we find Q4 to be an extremely busy time for companies looking to plan for next year, and recruiting talent is a high priority before the holidays.
Across the world, overall employment within construction was on a powerful upward trend. As we all know, 2020 proved to be a difficult year not only from a work point of view but also from a sustainability and supplies point of view. Figures show by the end of 2021 we expect to see a near return to pre-COVID-19 numbers.
In Q4 of 2019, the US construction industry made almost 150,000 more hires compared to Q1.
In 2020, with the difficulties of COVID-19, the construction industry saw a huge decline of almost 400,000 workers in Q2 but saw its highest uplift, in Q4.
The statistics also show it is rarely a consistent elevation in hires as the year progresses. Since 2018, Q2 has consistently been a slower hiring period. (OECD.org)
...roles are opening on a daily basis.
We are seeing incredible communication from most of the companies we are working with already and roles are opening on a daily basis. We have opportunities for you to join nationwide contractors, to maybe leave a nationwide contractor and slow your pace down, to join employee-owned companies, to relocate, to take a higher role, to take a different role altogether. The options are endless and the conversations are available.
Here are some questions to ask yourself when thinking about what is next for you:
Do I enjoy working with my team?
Do I enjoy the projects I work on?
Do I feel I am valued enough?
Is there a progression plan in place for promotion? Is it achievable?
Am I happy with my commute?
Is my work-life balance healthy?
Am I happy with my retirement plan?
Since 2018, the time to have those thoughts and ask those questions has never been better than in Q4. The opportunities that turn those questions from a NO to a YES are available.
My advice is to sit down and think, now!
My advice is to sit down and think, now. If there are some questions that don't support a positive answer then maybe it is time to become open to the possibility things could be better elsewhere. You won't know until you have those conversations.
Strike while the iron is hot!