Although there is no perfect time to start a job search, there is no time like the present to start. If you are actively seeking a job, then you should start your job search now. Don’t wait on starting. Just make sure you have a powerful resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile to get you started.
A great time to begin your job search is once you have completed the following tasks:
- Identified what job titles you want to look for
- Researched companies and their profiles
- Created or had a professional create your resume and cover letter
- Developed or had a professional develop a LinkedIn profile that is complete and informative
- Prepared answers to anticipated interview questions
A great time to be looking for a job is when there is an abundance of networking events to attend. This will allow you to step away from the computer and meet face to face with people to make valuable connections that could line you up some interviews. These can happen more frequently during the summer months and holidays.
If you are ready for a change in jobs, then now is the best time to start your job search. It can take time and there is no time like the present to begin your search. You also want to consider what is going on in your personal life. If you have a big event coming up, then you may want to hold off until you have a less hectic personal life.
Another thing to consider is the industry you are searching for a job in. If the industry is in a downturn, then now may not be the best time to look for a job. If they are in an upswing, then now may be the perfect time to start your job search.