Spring has sprung! The signs are all around us. Flowers are blooming, trees are budding out, people are starting to spend more time outside. One thing that should be happening, but you can’t see, is time is running out to start that job search.
Admittedly, the best time for looking for that new job is January and February, Spring is the next best time and it’s sandwiched between the best and worst times of year. Companies have now completed that first rush of hiring in the new year. Once June rolls around, hiring slows down significantly with Summer vacations. So, right now, in between, companies are looking to fill those needed positions before the big Summer slowdown.
The average time for a job search is several months, in general. This can vary widely based on your career. I’ve seen people laid off one day and employed within a week. Others languish from a combination of open positions in their chosen career and motivation to dedicate the time it takes. It’s up to you.
But here we are, late March, with June just 11 weeks away. If you’re serious about finding that next great job, get started now. Sit down, lay out a plan, update your resume and LinkedIn profile, and get out networking. With time and commitment, you can get that new job offer in time for Summer.
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