For anyone considering a job shift, or currently seeking employment, there are some compelling reasons not to take the summer off. Dropping out of the market for two or three months leaves you out of the flow—and out of the running when new opportunities arise. Keep in mind that the slow-down of the summer holidays affects business, but not necessarily the hiring cycle.
Even six years after the end of the Great Recession, the job climate continues to rebound. Companies remain in flux—and layoffs such as those recently announced by Microsoft continue—but job creation continues as well. Make sure that your name is out there when new jobs open by staying active in your search all year round.
As a recruiter, I found my busiest seasons were often those you least expect—summer and the holidays. Consider these top tips for sticking with your employment search during the summer months:
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Most things in life are a habit. Essentially we have to train ourselves to take certain actions each day until it becomes like second nature.
Networking is one of those job search actions that need to become a habit in order for it to be truly successful.
By making job search networking a habit, you not only increase your chances of finding a job, you’ll also start to feel like networking is more natural to you. Use these tips to help you create this new habit on your job search.… Continue Reading…