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Applications on Scout Surge in the New Year

Here’s how to take to take full advantage of peak season.

Happy New Year and welcome back to work. Hope the turkey was tender, the drinks ice cold and your gran’s happy with the shortbread.

A little update from us: we’re back in full flight and have some exciting news. Job search on Scout has surged significantly over the past fortnight and applications have been piling in. So if you have positions that need filling, or anticipate a job opening in the short-to-mid term, now’s the time to be proactive.

This upward trend was expected. According to a recent Indeed study, 20 per cent of people make finding a new job of one their new year’s resolutions.

The upcoming period has also historically been peak season on Scout. Last year, job applications increased by 60 per cent between January and February. Also, job-seeker traffic on the job pages has reached record levels each year between January and March since Scout was launched in 2015.

If you’re looking to take advantage of this, Scout is here to assist.

To post your ad on Scout, or buy a job-pack bundle (at a discounted rate), use our self-service portal here.

Or, if you’re looking for a long-term solution to your recruitment needs, please send us an email on

Scout also has a number of resources with great recruitment advice available. Check some of them out below:

If you have any questions, or issues placing a job, or buying a bundle online, please contact our support team at

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