Career Advice

The 3 Best Times to Job Hunt

Job Anticipation 23 Oct, 2018

Timing is everything when it comes to looking for a job. You need to know when to hunt in order to be in the right place at the right time to “catch” the right job. Here are the three best times to job hunt no matter where you live.

1. When a New Company Opens

Keep an eye on your local business news. As soon as you see that a new company is opening up, or moving their headquarters to your city, get ready to apply. They’ll need lots of candidates to fill vacant job slots. Don’t wait for job openings to be announced, either. By then you’ll have more competition. Just find out who the hiring manager is and submit your application.

2. Immediately Following Holidays

Holidays are busy times for everyone, but business still has to continue. Most job seekers will put off looking for work in order to travel to be with family and friends for the holidays. This is the perfect time to amp up your job hunt because you’ll have less competition. Hiring managers will also be impressed with your commitment to find work while others are still reveling in the holiday spirit.

3. When Companies Restructure

If you hear of a company that’s merging or restructuring in any way, dust off your application and apply. Companies that restructure usually create new job roles as part of those reorganization plans. Management will likely be looking for “fresh faces” outside the company to fill those roles so they can be easily trained in the new way of doing things.

If you stay on top of local business news, you’ll be in a good position to hear about company openings and restructuring. And, be prepared to shorten your holiday celebrations in order to take advantage of all these best times to job hunt.