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Why is December the month that so many change their jobs?

Traditionally the month of December is when many employees decide to change their jobs. 

Below we highlight 5 reasons for employees to change their jobs during the month of December:

1. The year is Ending

The month of December symbolically and numerically heralds the end of the year and this can have a psychological impact within employees who feel that they have not achieved as much as they wanted during the year that is drawing to a close.

2. A New Year is around the Corner

The month of January signals the start of a new year and this also motivates employees to go for a fresh start with a new employer. This is particularly relevant, if the employee is not happy or satisfied with their job role. 

3. Opening up of Opportunities

With many job roles falling vacant during the month of December, this presents an opportunity for those looking at bagging their dream job, changing or switching up their career paths. Some employees might be attracted to the chance to work for an employer they have been wanting to work for and others can be tempted to switch careers in order to advance their future outlook. 

4. 12 months is enough to decide if you want to stay in a Job

Another reason the month of December is important to employees is that a time period of 12 months provides ample time for an employee to evaluate his or her effectiveness at their job, the suitability of the employer and the overall job satisfaction if they are to continue working.

5. Change is always Good

There are many employees who believe regular changes are important in order to ensure their skills, knowledge and experience are put to the best use in return for sufficient compensation and remuneration. With many job roles and vacancies opening up during the months of December and January, those seeking change would be compelled to consider other alternative job roles and career paths.    

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DreamJobs.lk offers employers a database of over 300,000 registered job seekers and partners with over 2,500 employers in order to showcase the best jobs for the best talent; making it the natural choice for job seekers of all backgrounds.

Dreamjobs.lk has over 450,000 social media followers and provides recruiters with a special social media promotional benefit that ensures their vacancy advertisements get the widest reach. Employers can rely on the services of the specialist Dreamjobs.lk team and its handy Application Tracking System that makes recruitment a breeze. 

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5 Questions to ask at a job interview

Job interviews are a way for potential employers to get to know more about applicants and discover what they offer and bring to the table. However, job interviews are also an ideal platform for job applicants to ask questions that can provide them with insights into their potential employer’s company, operations and also the finer points of the potential job role.

1. Could you please take me through the requirements of the job role and also any expectations?

This question will enable applicants to get a firm grasp of what duties, tasks and responsibilities are required and the expectations that are in place.

2. What are the benefits the company offers?

Many employers now attract the best talent by offering various benefits and incentives. With a competitive job market in place inquiring about the benefits on offer is important.

3. How can I progress in my role?

This is a valid question that many serious applicants would link to know in order to ensure that this job role fits in well with their career progress and development. Most candidates are looking at constantly progressing their careers in line with their personal objectives.

4. What future plans does this company have?

Be it expansion, diversification, or growth, understanding the future path of the potential employer will help give applicants a sense of confidence in the potential, capability and capacity of the company or organization.

5. How much do you offer in terms of remuneration?

Perhaps the most important question to ask a potential employer is this. Of course, that is if they do not bring it up themselves. This question will set the bar if any negotiations are going to take place revolving around pay, salary, allowances and any other types of compensation.

Find Your Dream Job

DreamJobs.lk by Elegant Media is Sri Lanka’s largest online job-hunting portal and recruitment platform.

DreamJobs.lk offers employers a database of over 300,000 registered job seekers and partners with over 2,500 employers in order to showcase the best jobs for the best talent; making it the natural choice for job seekers of all backgrounds.

Dreamjobs.lk has over 450,000 social media followers and provides recruiters with a special social media promotional benefit that ensures their vacancy advertisements get the widest reach. Employers can rely on the services of the specialist Dreamjobs.lk team and its handy Application Tracking System that makes recruitment a breeze. 

With our Special Gold and Platinum Packages, employers can post unlimited vacancy advertisements for an entire year or monthly with free social media boosting, to deliver the best results.

Continue reading 30 November 2022

The Art of the Perfect vacancy Ad

On the Dreamjobs.lk recruitment platform, some vacancy ads obtain better results than others. Below we highlight five key areas that your vacancy ad should cover in order to obtain the best results and candidates that are most matching and suitable.

1. About the Company of Business

Almost all vacancy ads should begin with an introduction or summary about the company or business posting the ad. In addition to the name of the particular company or business and its logo, you should also make sure to mention the sector or industry it operates in and briefly provide an insight into the history and background of the organisation.

2. Job Description and Job Title

This area should cover all the elements of the particular job being posted including the duties, roles, and responsibilities. This section should be thorough and well explained so potential recruits immediately understand the exact nature of the position and the activities and results that are expected of the employee. 

3. Candidate Profile

This area should note down all the skills, experience and knowledge the ideal candidate should have in order to be effective and successful at the job being advertised. 

In addition to any educational qualifications, the vacancy ad should also include the required experience and also the desired knowledge and understanding of the relevant industry or sector.

4. Compensation and Benefits

Possibly the most critical and important area to cover would be mentioning details of the compensation and benefits package that the successful applicant would receive. This is often the key to attracting and retaining productive team members.

5. Next Steps

This area should very clearly highlight the next steps for those wanting to apply. It could be that they have to send an email with their CV or they may have to visit a website and submit their details online. Given the competition that exists for top talent, the more simple and easy it is to apply the higher the chance you would be able to obtain the best results, in terms of the number of applications. 

At all times make sure your vacancy ad is appealing and interesting. The descriptions should activate the interest of the reader and make them excited about applying for the position. 

As a general rule, the more specific and detailed the vacancy ad, the more applicants that meet the criteria will apply. Good luck!

Find Your Dream Job

DreamJobs.lk by Elegant Media is Sri Lanka’s leading destination to find jobs that match your profile. As part of its aggressive expansion to better cater to the growing and fast-evolving technology-driven job market, DreamJobs.lk also recently acquired two popular job hunting websites, as part of its aggressive expansion, strengthening its status as Sri Lanka’s largest online job-hunting portal and recruitment platform.

DreamJobs.lk has a database of over 300,000 registered job seekers, each with a specific skill set and in addition, partners with over 2,500 employers in order to showcase the best jobs for the best talent; making it the natural choice for job seekers of all backgrounds.

Dreamjobs.lk has over 450,000 social media followers and provides recruiters with a special social media promotional benefit that ensures their vacancy advertisements get the widest reach. Employers can rely on the services of the specialist Dreamjobs.lk team and its handy Application Tracking System that makes recruitment a breeze. 

With our Special Gold and Platinum Packages, employers can post unlimited vacancy advertisements for an entire year or monthly with free social media boosting, to deliver the best results.

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