Best Times of the Year to Apply for Jobs
All months are not made equal when it comes to searching and finding job opportunities. January, February, and March are typically the best time of the year to look for a job and here are some of the main the reasons:
Hiring Budgets Are Available
One reason why these three months are the best time is because each department in the company usually gets its new hiring budgets for the year in January and this is the time when department managers start posting their vacant positions.
Annual Bonuses Are Paid
Another reason why these months are great hiring times is because many companies pay annual bonuses between December and February. In fact, most companies now pay bonuses in January or February, so a lot of employees wait until they receive their annual bonuses before changing jobs. Because of this trend, employers look to make lots of new hires in the first quarter of the year.
Fewer People on Vacation
One more reason the first three months of the year is a great time of the year to search for jobs is that most decision-makers are likely to be in the office together and job applications tend to have faster turnaround time. Unlike summer time and holiday time when people are usually out of the office (for vacations, training, etc…), decision makers are typically in the office this time of the year as they return from holiday travels.
So, if you are looking for new professional opportunities, this is the time to increase your efforts in your job applications.
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