Often the most confusing part of securing your first NQ position is not knowing what to do, but when to do it. Our NQ Outlook™ Process and Timeline provide a simple guide to get you started.

When to begin the process

Every firm sets its own recruitment plan each year and will take into consideration the vagaries of the market before beginning its NQ recruitment drive.  It is always hard to predict how the NQ market will be in any given year but the last couple of years have certainly been more positive in general with higher retention rates and more opportunities arising externally as well. We would hope that this will continue towards the end of 2019.  It is important to remember that the market is unpredictable and so firms could start looking earlier than expected this year due to the number of vacancies which arise last year.  As a result we would advise you to start preparing your CV as early as possible, to ensure that you are in a position to apply for roles as and when they arise.

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