You have spent the last few weeks leaving your scarf at home, pulling your tshirts from the back of your wardrobe and trying to remember where you left your sunglasses. Summer is here and that means there are brand new opportunities for jobseekers to make the most out of the season. It’s the perfect time of year to look for work and here’s why:
Budgets for the new financial year have been set and managers can start creating the jobs that their organisation needs, but weren’t able to provide the right salary. There’s a lot more room for negotiation, especially if you can demonstrate how your skills and expertise will be able to contribute to their long-term strategy and why you are worth the investment.
Leverage leave time
Often many long term employees will use the summertime for taking extended breaks, and their employers will be looking for temporary staff to fill the gaps. There are opportunities abound for you to get your foot in the door and make a lasting impression that you can turn into permanent job offer. Other benefits of summer holidays is that many managers want to fast track the hiring timeline so they can get someone settled into their new position before they start their leave.
Perfect networking weather
The warm weather will take many people outdoors for their social events. Roof parties, barbecues, sports days and community events are a great time to make it known that you’re available to be approached for work.
Look your best
Getting some of that sweet vitamin D will pick up your mood and the bright sun will give you a lovely tan. Summer is the season when everyone is looking their finest with the least amount of effort. Take the opportunity to treat yourself to a new summer work outfit to make you look cool and breezy in your interview.
No time like the present
At the end of the day, there’s no such thing as the “perfect” time to look for a job. Jacquelyn Smith from Forbes says “job seekers should always be actively looking. The stars will never align perfectly in your job search and if you wait for them to do so, a great opportunity could be missed.”
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