Why you should keep jobseeking in August

Why you shouldn't stop jobsearching in August

August is here and as we all know, it is one of the most relaxed months of the year. Companies take vacations, working hours get reduced and it’s time to think about travelling and enjoying the warmest time of the year. 

These are also some of the reasons why you may think it’s a good time to take a break from your job search… but you’re wrong! 

It is absolutely worth continuing to look for a job during August. Keep in mind that the early bird catches the worm, so not stopping will always give you more chance of finding your desired job


Here are some of the reasons why you should keep job-hunting in late summer:


Not every company is on vacation

Some activities must never stop, so lots of companies don’t close during summer. This gives you a double opportunity: you can join a company for a summer job and you can also enjoy the fact that they are probably looking to fill some positions after summer. 

These companies will appreciate their candidates being active and showing dedication and determination during the summer months.

You have less competition

While other potential job seekers are just lying in a hammock under the blazing sun, it could be your time to take advantage in the race. 

Job offers won’t have as many applications during these months, so it will be easier for companies to notice you and your abilities. It doesn’t mean you can’t also enjoy summer, sunbathing and embracing laziness from time to time. 

If you set a job seeking schedule and set yourself an effective daily routine, you’ll be able to have your cake and eat it. 

Looking for a job in August makes you more employable

You can have a fresh start in September

Imagine that, once summer is gone, you have the opportunity to make an exciting fresh start at a new job. If you have recently graduated and you want to start the academic year with new objectives, job searching during the summer is a perfect way to secure a job in September

But you don’t necessarily have to be a fresh graduate. September is one of the months where more new job positions are created, and the recruitment process can start months ago.

It will keep you active

Our activity (both mental and physical) tends to decrease during summer months, and besides not being so healthy, it can also make us bored. 
That’s why job searching is a great way to stay active during summer: researching, looking for offers, making yourself more employable,  improving your CV, writing cover letters ,… it will boost your brain and body activity!

Jobseeking in august will keep you active

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Aug 30, 2018 by The ELJ Team

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For traveling on a budget August is not the best option, that being said is the most common. But what I believe is that doing job hunting and stay active, understand how the market evolves and what it demands is always healthy!

posted 2 years ago by Carlos


Definitely a good month - especially if you want to work for a start-up. No vacation for them!

posted 2 years ago by Gunilla


I will continue doing it also in September :D

posted 2 years ago by Sorin


couldn't be more accurate actually ...

posted 2 years ago by amal


I agree with all this content.

posted 2 years ago by Zofia


waiting for new start :)

posted 2 years ago by ADIL


Tried to keep on applying but got most emails got answered just now, at the end of August, worth trying :)

posted 2 years ago by Guido


This is a great article and I think there are many valid points on it.

posted 2 years ago by mohammed


Great article

posted 2 years ago by Kadijatu


Keep your mind open is looking for new opportunity

posted 2 years ago by Bezzazi



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