While we can honestly say that there is no golden time to start your job search, there are some key times that you should avoid while seeking new employment. Everyone’s schedules are a bit different, and hiring windows can differ based on the industry. Here at JPS, we are always available to help you land that dream job you’ve been looking for, but we want to make sure you’re in the right place at the right time.
BEST TIMES TO JOB SEARCH
Beginning of the Year
Many companies will have a clear budget outline right before or shortly after the New Year. This budget will tell them if they have spaces to fill and can look into hiring new talent. It’s best to wait until about the second or third week of the month to allow time for executives and hiring managers to return from holiday vacation, but make sure that your resume is at the top of their inbox when they return.
Applying around the New Year also will give you a psychological boost thanks to the “starting over” mentality of a brand new beginning.
Fall: September and October
The fall months are great for the job search because everyone has returned from their summer vacations and they’re looking to get someone running before the holidays hit.
WORST TIMES TO JOB SEARCH
Summer: June, July and August
The summer is a rough time for applicants because of the number of vacations hiring managers and executives are taking. Getting an entire team together can practically be impossible and the new hires they got in January and February are still relatively new.
End of the Year
Like the summer, job applicants will run into difficulties thanks to holiday parties and vacations. Also, managers and executives are setting aside the hiring side of things and instead focusing on the following year and budgets. December is hands-down the worst time to be job hunting.
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About Josephine’s Professional Staffing
Founded in 1988, Josephine’s Professional Staffing has nearly 25 years of business success and is continuously committed to providing superior quality staffing solutions to companies in the Bay Area. We proactively and consistently search for avenues to provide staffing solutions in the field of administrative, accounting, healthcare, light industrial, technical and professional services while taking pride in each of our employees. Josephine’s Professional Staffing is a Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (UDBE), Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (EDWOSB), and Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE). We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.943.0111 and are located at 2158 Ringwood Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131