Dedicated to the job. Dedicated to job seeking.
Whilst Santa was delivering presents (6pm on 24th Dec - 6am on 25th Dec) 1,827 education professionals searched for jobs on eteach.com. In fact over 92,518 education professionals looked at progressing their career during the Christmas holidays.
At 19:00 on Christmas day (with presents opened and stomachs full) 762 users realised that the present they really wanted was a new career. In fact, on Christmas day a total of 2,640 users came to us in search of a new career for 2020.
There were steady streams of job hunters throughout the holiday period but Saturday 28th Dec was the day when it started to become a lot more serious for many – 9,647 people viewing 42,905 pages to be exact.
Educators are resolute
The biggest surprise to us on how dedicated educational professionals really are, was highlighted on New Year’s Eve. With only 1 hour until 2020, 252 people were searching for a perfect start to the new year and on the stroke of midnight, 157 people were dedicated enough to forgo Auld Lang Syne and a kiss, feeling that a new career was more important.
Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee that the 1,029 users on our site between 1am and 3am on New Year’s day, moreover the 79 people job hunting at 4am were searching alone. We could assume their Spanish friend Rioja and French friend Shiraz could have been helping them.
It appeared that with the resignation deadline imminent, the post-Christmas blues setting in and the first day back to work dread weighing heavily on their minds… the biggest day for job board searches was January 2nd (as you would expect) with 13,225 users viewing over a total of 65,645 pages (that’s 4.15 pages each on average).
This should be your New Year’s resolution
It appears then, that job hunters never sleep. As you can see teachers and educators are a dedicated lot – their determination to stay in education and find their next challenge is truly admirable. As a school looking for new employees, the message is simple…. NEVER STOP RECRUITING. The solution is to use a TALENT POOL and recruit 365/24/7.
As a candidate looking for an exciting new career, the message is just as simple… register for job alerts and receive matched jobs in your inbox before anyone else.