Why Summer is a Great Time to Job Search

May 5, 2016

Career Advice

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Summer is fast approaching and although you may want to take a vacation from your job search, DON’T. The summer offers a different set of opportunities for job searchers. They are yours for the taking, so relish the possibilities that other job searchers may be missing out on.

Don Straits, CEO and Dragon Slayer of Corporate Warriors, sums it up when he says,  “Hiring takes off like a rocket at the end of summer. The job seeker who has been pursuing opportunities during the slowdown will be first on the list when hiring accelerates in September.” Here are some more reasons why summer job searching is great.

Company atmosphere is a bit more casual and relaxed in the summertime. Some organizations have shorter work-weeks or allow Friday hours. This oftentimes spills over into the attitude of the hiring managers as well. They may be more open to scheduling interviews–informational or otherwise.

Time can be on your side during the summer. Although hiring managers may be out on vacation, which makes scheduling interviews more difficult. But that could also mean that when a position is open, the process is put into overdrive. Don’t be surprised if you are asked to hurry up and wait, or possibly asked to make a decision on a job within less than a week.

Summertime offers a lot more opportunities for networking. People are out and about and engaging in social events all summer long. Any block party, festival, bbq, or sporting event that you attend should also be viewed as a chance to gain important contacts. Similar to a company’s culture during the summer, people in general seem to carry a much more casual attitude and will likely respond in kind if they are approached respectfully.

Image via Image Catalog/Flickr.


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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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