Think the summer is a bad time for job searching? Guess again! Oddly enough, job seekers are under the impression that searching for a new position during the summer months is a bad idea. What they don’t know, is that companies are filling positions at the same, if not an increased, pace during the hottest months of the year. Summertime is an opportune time to start or continue your job search.
Here are 7 Reasons Why Summer Is a Great Time to Job Hunt:
Contract-to-Hire Positions are Abundant
Many organizations will hire contract employees during the summer months. These positions could turn into permanent employment if the timing is right.
Interviews are less complicated to schedule
Your workload has eased up a bit, and the same is probably true for hire managers. You’ll find it’s much easier to find a mutually convenient time to meet someone in the summer months.
You’ll get a leg up on the competition
While there are still jobs out there in the summer, there are far fewer applicants, meaning you have less competition. So while the other guys are lounging in the pool, you’ll be making forward progress.
Summer Is a Slower Season (for Some Industries)
Employees of many companies may actually have more time to interview candidates in the summer because it isn’t a busy time for their organization. Vacations aside, it’s a free period for some key employers.
Summer Is an Easier Transition Period
Summertime is typically a less hectic time to transition to a new job. Prospects can get acquainted with the company when less people are in the office and things are slower. It can also be less traumatic for families if a move is involved, since children wouldn’t have to switch schools mid-year.
Your Own Schedule has more Flexibility
Your workload may have lightened up a bit and you may find yourself able to leave the office earlier. Take the flexibility and bonus time when you can and devote it to your job search.
Jobs Do Exist
Companies still need to hire, even when it is 95 degrees outside. If you stop your job search, you could miss out on some great opportunities.
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