5 Reasons Why Summer is a Great Time to Look for a Job
By Tim Walker
Head over to Google
, type in “What is the worst time of year to look for a job?” Read through the first couple of articles (like this one
or this one
) and you’ll get the same answer (GASP!); Summer. Before you start sweating the summer job hunt blues, or just decide to take the next three months off, let’s take a look at reality. Summer can be one of the BEST times to find a new job.
1. Fewer people are looking.
Summer is certainly a down time for job SEEKERS. Partly because of vacations and partly because so many people fall for the myth that they shouldn’t be looking for a job during the summer. That gives you’re resume a better chance to stand out because hiring managers and recruiters receive fewer resumes during the summer. But are there even jobs available during the summer?
2. YES! There are jobs.
In fact, over at www.mforcestaffing.com/jobs
we’ve got nearly 200 open opportunities throughout the Southeast.
3. Fewer applications and resumes.
And while it’s true that many hiring managers take vacations during the summer, that doesn’t mean hiring stops. The process may take a little longer, but remember, there are fewer total resumes to sort through during the summer months.
Still not convinced that summer is a good time to find a new job? That’s okay, the dog days of summer can be a great time to prepare for a big push later in the year.
4. Time to brush up
It can take months to prepare a resume, sharpen your interviewing skills and get your “ducks in a row.” If you start the process in the fall, you’ll just put yourself further behind.
5. Be early, be prepared
Similarly, it takes time for many companies to hire the right employee. Chances are, the jobs you apply for this summer will actually end up as hires later in the year. There’s no time like the present to start applying for your dream job!
Summer is a great time for relaxing, vacations and fun with family and friends. But it’s also a great time to find a new job! Don’t pass it up, contact one of our recruiters today at firstname.lastname@example.org