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Job Search: When is the Best Time?

August 26th, 2014

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. 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.  Read the rest of this entry »