Last in first out... or not, as the case may be!

As the construction industry, particularly Surveying, settles into its new version of normal, it is clear that most companies out there are busy, with some now beginning to grow. The biggest barrier to this growth is finding staff and we have a pretty good picture of why.

Last in first out!

For most candidates there is hesitance to move into a new job in a troubled market and in the first instance, can we blame them? The phrase “last in first out” has been around for a long time and has often been the process used if push comes to shove and a company has to lose someone. It is the first concern that comes up when discussing new opportunities, even if someone is really unhappy in their current role.

Not Likely!

We decided to get the discussion going with our clients and were intrigued to hear the response from everyone we have talked to so far… “Not likely!” is their resounding reply.

Here is why…

For any company recruiting after going through the covid disruption that we have all faced, the decision to recruit is not taken lightly. There is no speculation and no gambling, every client we are recruiting for has an immediate need based on work that is fully secured. On top of that, clients are being extra specific in their requirements that the staff they are now taking on are often better matched to the company than those already employed.

It is this key reason why now could actually be a great time to move and be even more valued and intregral! If both you and your future employer ensure that you are 100% certain before offering or accepting a role then you can put your “last in first out” fears behind you and take the next step towards furthering your career. Just because we’re in a pandemic doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities that are right for you.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject, so please do comment below.

If you’re in a situation where you’re considering a move and want someone to chat it through, feel free to contact me directly as I would love to help – roger@hdsurveyors.com

About me:
I am the founding Director of HD Surveyors Ltd, specialising in bespoke job searches for Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors across London and the South. Please get in touch if you would like some advice or if you’re considering a move in the future.

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