August is here and as we all know; it is one of the most relaxed months of the year. Companies take
vacations, working hours get reduced and it’s time to think about travelling and enjoying the
warmest time of the year.
These are also some of the reasons why you may think it’s a good time to take a break from your job
search… but you’re wrong!
It is absolutely worth continuing to look for a job during August. Keep in mind that the early bird
catches the worm, so not stopping will always give you more chance of finding your desired job.
Here are some of the reasons why you should keep job-hunting in late summer:
Not every company is on vacation
Some activities must never stop, so lots of companies don’t close during summer. This gives you a
double opportunity: you can join a company for a summer job and you can also enjoy the fact that
they are probably looking to fill some positions after summer.
These companies will appreciate their candidates being active and showing dedication and
determination during the summer months.
You have less competition
While other potential job seekers are just lying in a hammock under the blazing sun, it could be your
time to take advantage in the race.
Job offers won’t have as many applications during these months, so it will be easier for companies to
notice you and your abilities. It doesn’t mean you can’t also enjoy summer, sunbathing and
embracing laziness from time to time.
If you set a job seeking schedule and set yourself an effective daily routine, you’ll be able to have
your cake and eat it.
You can have a fresh start in September
Imagine that, once summer is gone, you have the opportunity to make an exciting fresh start at a
new job. If you have recently graduated and you want to start the academic year with new
objectives, job searching during the summer is a perfect way to secure a job in September.
But you don’t necessarily have to be a fresh graduate. September is one of the months where more
new job positions are created, and the recruitment process can start months ago.
It will keep you active
Our activity (both mental and physical) tends to decrease during summer months, and besides not
being so healthy, it can also make us bored.
That’s why job searching is a great way to stay active during summer: researching, looking for offers,
making yourself more employable, improving your CV, writing cover letters, it will boost your brain
and body activity!
Already motivated for the August job search? Book your FREE career consultation with one of our
coaches and get a head start on the September competition.
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