Hands up who looks forward to January? Hands up who doesn’t? The start of a new year really does divide all of us into two camps: love or hate! Whether you’re an optimistic or a pessimist, it’s certainly looking good for the UK economy in 2014! Here’s what the experts are saying…
The UK will be the West’s fastest growing economy at the beginning of 2014, according to a report.
The UK Business Confidence Monitor, put together by accountants Grant Thornton and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), hit +24 during the third quarter, the highest reading since Q2 2010.
It follows a preliminary report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which, based on 40% of the available data, suggests the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the three months to the end of September 2013.
“If our forecast is right, it will mean the UK is set to be the fastest growing economy in the western world going into 2014,” said Michael Izza, ICAEW chief executive.
“UK business confidence has now been rising for over a year, the longest sustained period since 2007. As significantly, there are some signs that the economic recovery is broadening to encompass business investments and exports.
“If this trend continues, the economy will have some strong foundations on which to build in 2014 and beyond.”
(Source International Business Times)
Here at Smart Moves, we’ve certainly seen an increase in recruitment requirements. Bearing in mind it’s the first full week back after the Christmas/New Year holiday, the signs are very promising!
We believe that a lot of people have wanted to progress their career over the last 3 years’, but have been apprehensive to do so due to the precarious situation of the economy. Now is certainly the time to ‘grab the bull by the horns’ and start thinking about the future and where you see yourself.
Start by looking at where you are now and then set yourself your ultimate goal of where you want to be. If these goals are one of the same, then congratulations, you’re in your ideal job! However, if this is not the case, start mapping out the jobs you would need to secure in order to help you along your way. This may also result in you returning to college or university in order to fulfil your dream, so enjoy the journey!
If you start to get disillusioned with your job, then remember….
Either you run the day, or the day runs you!