Have a job by Labor Day


Winning a job and the game

Win a job and a trophy when you join with others.

May 22, 2013

Finally after the long winter, Memorial Day is here! It’s the unofficial start of summer. And it’s an exciting season for the job searcher. It’s the best time to look for a job. And here is why:

• Many job searchers take the summer off

o There’s less competition for you

• It’s the barbecue, graduation and wedding season

o The parties are excellent networking opportunities

o The bride and groom usually invite people from work

• People are in vacation mode

o The hiring managers may be answering their own phones because the gatekeepers are on vacation

o They may be available to meet for informational interviews

• Perfect weather for meeting people

o People enjoy eating lunch in a park rather than at their desk may be more receptive to a little conversation

o Helping a neighbor with a project can lead to a new contact

o Whether you coach or play summer sports, you will meet plenty of people

• Companies need superior talent all year round

o Beat the competition by being flexible and patient with the interview process

• Some companies hire temporary help for the summer

o It may turn into a permanent job

o Add more connections to your network

• The fiscal years ends/begins July 1 in some organizations

o They have to hire before they lose the position

o They will hire as soon as the new fiscal year starts

• People are more relaxed

o They are more willing to engage in conversation

• Opportunity for outdoor exercise

o It will help you relieve stress

o It will boost your mood

o You will look and feel better


Why not keep up your job search during the summer? You may find a winning team to help you get your next job.


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