January Is A Busty Month For Hiring

December 29, 2017

If you've been toying around with the idea of looking for a new job, this is it!  Historically the month of January is the best month to get hired. According to estimates, companies publicly announced the hiring of 135,501 people in January 2017. By contrast, just 25,765 new positions were announced in the following month with January routinely being the busiest month for recruitment, in the years between 2006 and 2016. The hiring boom is because many companies have fresh budgets in place and are seeking to make that strong first quarter push.  It generally sets the tone for the rest of the year.  So make sure your resume is updated.  Include a brief personal summary at the top of your page and avoid using tables, colors, or funky fonts. Make sure you are networking properly. Instead of asking your direct circle of friends whose hiring, show an interest in their jobs and industries, and learn about the heavy hitters they know in your chosen field. Then ask to be connected to those people even if they’re not hiring right now, so you can seed the ground for future possibilities. Prepare for both situational and interview questions. Among the most common queries are those in the vein of “tell me a time when you dealt with a difficult customer or explain how a project of yours succeeded or failed. Practicing with a friend ahead of time. Finally keep at it. Sending a consistent stream of applications to various recruiters is the best way to go. You never know what will happen.

SOURCE: Moneyish

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