Spring is a special time to start your job search. The sun is shining, flowers sprout and the sad, naked trees are adorned in leaves again. It’s a time of rebirth and renewed energy. The general mood improves as winter is over. People feel happier and the air is full of possibilities and potential. This is the perfect setting for embarking upon a job search.
We have a narrow—but active—window of time from right now until about the Fourth of July to interview. There is a precious and small amount of time left. You will need to act fast because as soon as we enter July, people start taking their vacations, which wreaks havoc on the interviewing process. The human resource professional leading the search takes off for two weeks. Upon her return, the hiring manager is out of the office and can be found on the beach. When she is back, you probably have your family vacation planned. Even when people are in the office, there is a noticeable lack of energy and enthusiasm; employers’ thoughts are elsewhere and not focused on hiring. Once we hit August, most corporate offices become ghost towns, as employees are taking their last gasp of vacation time.