Having a rough time finding a job? Discontinuing your search for work at certain times of the year may not be the best idea, according to some job experts.
Dick Lippert, a managing partner at Leathers Milligan and Associates Talent Management Solutions, says that 25 percent of all individuals hired during the year get hired in July, August and September.
July and August are responsible for hiring 17 percent of those job seekers alone.
Lippert says in a news release that ramping up your job search during those months can help you achieve better success at landing the job you're looking for.
Many different aspects of the summer months allow companies and job seekers to work towards their full potential.
Often times, companies begin their fiscal years around the month of July, meaning that they have probably implemented a plan to hire more employees anyway.
Despite companies' hiring plans, many people slow down their job search in the summer so there is less competition among people applying for the job openings.
Managers may find extra time during the summer months to look over job applications and work needs, so you have a better chance of being noticed for your skills and resumes.
Lippert also says that offering to cover for seasonal and vacationing employees may be an extra push to get yourself into a job. Many employees take time off during the summer and on upcoming holidays.
If you still find yourself without a job, attending reunions, parties and get-togethers during holidays offers a low-key way to advertise that you are actively looking for work.
The rest of the year (and summer as well) also offers a great time to network and increase your scope in hopes of finding work.
Volunteering, arranging networking meetings, carrying business cards and using social media and internet to advertise your personal brand can open you up to countless business opportunities.
Making connections and putting in extra effort are the keys to increasing your chances in the job market.
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