Some people wait all year for their favorite season to start. They spend the summer shopping for ski jackets on sale and getting their snowboards prepped so that they can head out the first flake they see, but these aren’t the only seasons that exist. Hiring and job hunting also have seasons where, depending on the job, more or less hiring can happen. Job hunting is all about timing and persistence, but being aware of the natural patterns of hiring can increase your chances of finding your perfect job.
Depending on the job, there are seasons where companies may be looking to hire more than others. For many companies, the biggest hiring push comes in January, when budgets are full and most staffers avoid taking vacations in order to save their newly refreshed vacation bank. This hiring boom can last from January until June, where things change again. If you are in education, this may not be the best time to look, since many positions are already full until the next academic year ends.
Spring is a great time for businesses to snatch up new graduates as well. Companies will look for new grads that are promising, in order to have people working by summer. Some accounting agencies will also add staff with tax season in full bloom.
Once summer rolls around, more people are spending time at the beach than hiring new employees. For regular workers, this may mean less hiring and movement as companies are in a holding pattern until things become more regular. However, this is a great time to get temporary work! Many companies are looking to fill in for missing workers, and may create temporary to permanent positions to stagger the hiring and find potential new hires when people get back from breaks. Teachers may also find that this is a time to hire for the upcoming school year.
Once fall and winter come around, hiring goes back into full swing. Stores may look to prepare for the Christmas rush, and again hire more temporary or temporary to permanent positions in order to take on additional staff screen candidates. It’s never a bad time to look for work, and much of the process involves being in the right place at the right time, but by knowing and understanding the hiring seasons that happen throughout the year, you can increase your chances significantly!