In your job search, timing can be crucial. Sending an application and having your interview at the right time of year can determine whether you’ll get noticed. There are certain times in each industry where hiring picks up and chances of landing a new career are good; here are the 3 best times of year to job search.
3 Best Times to Job Search
- The New Year
Everyone wants a fresh start in the New Year and hiring managers are no exception. As the company settles into the new 1st quarter budget, they will be seeking new employees. The New Year is a great time to start searching for new positions, but it will be competitive so make sure you nail the interview.
- September and October
September and October are excellent times to job search because summer vacations are winding down and energy is picking up in many offices. Seasonal work increases in the autumn months as companies prepare for the holiday season. If you’re looking for work in a less seasonal industry, September and October are also good times to find a career because many managers want a candidate trained before the holidays.
- The Holidays
Although many job seekers are commonly told not to search for jobs during the holidays, it is actually a great time to start a career search! Although many recruiters commonly think holiday time off, year-end festivities or vacations may distract managers and hiring directors, many are actually using holiday parties as networking events; upper managers may feel pressured to staff their team before the New Year and start the quarter off with a new-hire.
The New Year, fall and holiday months are all the best times to job search and seek a new career. For help with your employment hunt, contact your team at Josephine’s Professional Staffing today!
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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