Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer Time Job Search

It's been traditionally held that the summer time is a terrible time to search for a job, what with everyone's vacation schedules, focus on all things recreation and generally lack of growth in the third quarter. And while that may be true, and doubly hard for parents job-searching while the kids are home from school, there are some reasons why it's a terrific time to actively search for a new role.

Brazen Careerist published a great list here, but I'd like to add one more parent-specific advantage to a summertime search: in the fall, when the kids are back in school, you'll be competing with all of the OTHER parents that waited till September to look for a job. It's already a very competitive, crowded labor market, use the warm months to stand out now.

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