If you spent much of the summer looking for jobs and coming up empty, you’re not alone.
Not only is the economic uncertainty keeping hiring numbers stagnant, but summer is one of the worst times to job search because much of the nation’s recruiters, managers, and professionals are in some phase of vacation: either starting one, in the middle of one, or coming back from one. All in all, summer is a slow season for job searching.
The good news is that autumn is a MUCH better season for job searching, for a number of reasons. Dust off your resume, air out your interview clothes, and get in gear.
If you need convincing, here are three reasons why autumn is prime-time for job searching:
It’s all about the budget.
“In many companies money left in an organization’s budget for personnel expenditures must be spent before December 31st so in the first 4-6 weeks of the 4th quarter there will be an upward spike in the number of available positions.”
Fall contractors become spring employees.
“There is also an increase in contractor hiring at the beginning of the 4th quarter and when budgets expand in the beginning of the New Year a lot of contractors are converted over to permanent employees.””
The Holiday Season is a lot like summer – slow.
“Come Thanksgiving, which arrives for the unprepared a lot sooner than you think, the hiring process generally comes to a screeching halt and does not pick up until the second week into the New Year.” – Originally posted on FlexJobs by Brie Reynolds