For many, passing into a new decade is nothing more than yet another New Year’s Day with a ‘too much red wine’ headache and a yearning for the lottery numbers to be kinder than usual.
For others, it ushers in a turning point. With a new decade comes a outlook laced with clarity and a desire to change. You’ve been putting it off for ages. Is now the time? Yes it most certainly is.
But how does the trip from 2019 into 2020 compare with the same trip a decade ago? It seems like not much has changed (aside from Mark Zukerberg’s bank balance.) The Premier League trophy is 4.7 miles from where it was, we’re still buying lots of Fiestas and perhaps most depressingly, we’re still gorging on reality TV.
Premier League Champions: 2009 Manchester United | 2019 Manchester City
Facebook: 2009 350 million users | 2019 2.45 billion users
Best-Selling UK Car: 2009 Ford Fiesta | 2019 Ford Fiesta
Most Watched TV Show: 2009 Britain’s Got Talent 18.2m | 2019 I’m A Celebrity 13.1m
Oscar, Best Film: 2009 Slumdog Millionaire | 2019 Green Book
Prime Minister: 2009 Gordon Brown | 2019 Teressa May, Boris Johnson, ???…
iPhone: 2009 3GS £275 | 2019 11 best part of £1,000
In 2009 Woolworths closed its doors depriving a generation of kids of paper bags full of foam bananas and pink shrimps, the digital switchover began and the Evening Standard went from 50p to free.
They were simpler times. Sort of.
The Job Market
In August 2009, there were 2.4 million unemployed and today that number is hovering around 1.4 million so something has gone right amidst a decade of financial uncertainty and the ever-looming cloud of Brexit and that decline in the jobless figure is thanks in part to people like us. Sort of.
In its simplest sense, we are matchmakers although it is a touch more nuanced than that. We have a roster of great candidates looking for new roles and we have a roster of great clients looking for staff. We match every aspect of one with the other, taking into account the suitability for the role as well as a culture fit – we’d never put Jeremy Clarkson forward for a role in the Diplomatic Corps, for example…
As we move into 2020 – where has the time gone? – we’re pretty good at it and both lists are growing. We’ve got more great candidates and more great jobs and we’re as busy as we’ve ever been, so what are you waiting for? Christmas?
Working across the Residential Property, Commercial Property, Graduate Recruitment and Office Specialists sectors, we’re seeing first-hand how the job market is working so if you’re looking for a job in any one of the sectors we recruit for, please take a look through our vacancies and send us your CV.
At the same time, if you’re looking for first-class staff, drop us a line and we’ll do our very best to find you exactly what you’re looking for.
This is the last Liquid blog of the decade (the twenty-teens?) so it gives us the perfect opportunity to say thank you to the fantastic clients and candidates that have passed through our literal and metaphorical door over the last ten years (and who continue to do so) and welcome to the next generation of clients and candidates who will grow to rely on us to do what we do best.
We’re looking forward to working with you all and we hope you’re looking forward to working with us!
All that’s left is for us to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
Here’s to the next decade!
Catch you soon.