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 jobseekers 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.
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!
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Aug 14, 2017 by Saul
Getting holidays distributed during the year will be defiantly better for all; employees, companies and market. And the results will be work efficiency, higher productivity, new opportunities for other countries, less masificaron and better holidays prices. We just do it!posted 11 months ago by Juan
totally agree.posted 11 months ago by Mersida
I thought have vacation on Aug is only for Japan or South Korea but it seems it wasn't :0posted 11 months ago by wonjun
This is a great article and I think there are many valid points on it.posted 10 months ago by Leira
This is a very insightful article! And it's true. Once I found a job in August when nobody else had their eye on the ball.posted 10 months ago by Paul
Thanks for the adviceposted 10 months ago by mahmoud
Where I live in Italy it seems that in August everyone stops working! But on the opposite, I see there are many intersting job opportunities all around Europe!posted 10 months ago by Elena
I'll be sure to keep it up then! can't give up hope now!
Who knows, maybe it is your turn in August!posted 10 months ago by Vladimir
Some companies still reply, so I would prefer keep applying.posted 10 months ago by Begmammet