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Is Summer Really Bad for Your Job Search?

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There is a common perception that companies slow down or even stop hiring processes during summer months. You may feel tempted to take a break from your job search and succumb to your naturally lazy nature.

However, is this the best time to stop the search?

Based on JobisJob’s market trends, summer months present a great opportunity for job seekers. In the UK, analytics reveal that in the last 12 months there has been an average of about one million active offers per month and these figures remained the same in the July-September of 2018 period. On the contrary, the lowest period of the year was December, during end-of-year festivities, when job offers fell by 30%.

Jobisjob Trends. Summer job search

Active offers in the UK, July 1018-June 2019. Source: JobisJob Trends.

Can we predict the same behaviour of the job market for this summer? According to most recent trends, the same seasonal pattern will repeat this year: job offers will surely not decrease.

Therefore, why should you postpone those summer plans and keep on track with the search for the best career opportunities? We give you four more reasons to reconsider your plans for the next few months.

1. It’s a matter of probability

Most likely, you’re not the only one who believed in the summer-slowdown myth. But the equation is easy − look at it this way: with less competitors in the race, your chances of being hired are higher! With hundreds or thousands of applications received for only one position, recruiters usually discard candidates based on objective parameters and don’t have time to carefully analyse each one. Fewer applicants means more possibilities of standing out.

2. Summer temp jobs can lead to a permanent position

With many employees on holiday, many companies look for temporary workers to fill vacancies. Temporary jobs and even summer internships are an opportunity to shine and convince your future employer to keep you. If not, you’ll have gained experience and narrowed the gap between your last job.

3. You can take some days off to schedule appointments

If you are currently employed, it’s easier to ask your boss for one or two days off during these months. You’ll have more freedom to schedule appointments and interviews, or even to update your resume and write some cover letters. And if you have pending holidays, why not reserve a week to plan your search? (Definitely, writing a good resume is still important: don’t forget to check some tips and keep it up to date.)

4. Don’t overlook the fact that people are in a better mood

Most people are on a higher energy level during this hot season and this can make us feel more empathic (summer boosts the mood, science says). Take advantage of it when you meet recruiters. You can also reactivate networking activities and call those old friends from school that may help you in your career shift.

Of course, some difficulties can arise. Hiring processes tend to slow down. After the first contact, recruiters and managers can also go on holiday and may postpone their final decision for some weeks. While they probably want you to settle in to your new position when the business activity starts up again, in the meantime, they have no reason to be in a hurry. You’ll need to be patient.

Data is on your side during the job search!

JobisJob Trends is a powerful analytics tool for job seekers. At a glance, you can find the market big figures, top hiring companies and recruiters, the hottest sectors and job titles, and the average salaries, among others. If you’re not from the UK, data is probably available in your country also: take a look!

Need more data? Check our specialised big data tool for the recruitment industry.

Infographic: Top Recruiters Worldwide – (Jan. – Jun. 2018 vs Jan. – Jun. 2017)

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This is the latest infographic of the worldwide series, and this time we explore which were the recruiters that had the most number of offers per country from January to June 2018.

In the labour market, recruiters are often the conduit between the candidate and the company, and that’s why when looking for a job, it is important to be aware of the role that recruiters play in the selection process. This infographic shows us that Hays and Randstad are two of the most important recruiters worldwide.

By transforming raw data into knowledge, our analytical tool Job Market Insights offers this detailed view of the contracting market. As can be seen throughout this series of four infographics, Job Market Insights covers the current business development needs. It is designed to help you make strategic decisions, so to make them accurate contact insights@jobisjob.com.

RECRUITERS - WORLDWIDE - INFOGRAPHIC

Infographic: Top Job Sites Worldwide (Jan. – Jun. 2018 vs Jan. – Jun. 2017)

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Continuing with this worldwide infographics series, in this case you will find which are the leading job sites in the current job market.

In this highly detailed infographic, Job Market Insights has gathered the volume of offers per site and the variation compared to the same period of 2017.

When we have to decide on a strategy we need to have in depth knowledge about the business environment. And that is where Job Market Insights through its Big Data analysis helps you make insightful decisions. Not only do we have main job sites, this big data tool also provides you information about which are the important companies that publish on each job board, which are the locations with highest volume of offers and which are the most in demand job positions. Not to speak of many other features…

Contact insights@jobisjob.com and discover how Job Market Insights can help you to orient your decisions and grow your business.

TOP JOB SITES - WORLDWIDE (Jan-Jun 2018 vs Jan-Jun 2017)

Infographic: Top Sectors Worldwide (Jan. – Jun. 2018 vs Jan. – Jun. 2017)

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In this globalised world in which we find ourselves, Job Market Insights has thought it opportune to carry out an analysis of which are the predominant sectors in some countries.

This overview brings you closer to know the reality that surrounds us: what is the most offered sector in each country and which are the most in demand job positions, with a comparison between 2017 and 2018. Maybe this will help you on your way to look for work in the future or maybe it will make you rethink about some important aspects of your life.

On the other hand, we must not forget that any company that wants to get a good orientation and positive vision towards the future needs not only to remember the customer is the key but also have clarity about the job market. That’s why it’s very rewarding to know which job titles are mostly demanded in order to focus on talent acquisition.

At this point, you may be wondering how we get to know such specific data, and the answer is Job Market Insights, our Big Data tool. Beyond what we have shown in the infographic, it is also able to provide you an in depth view of the top locations of the labour market, top companies, vacancies, and more data of the utmost interest. This kind of data that Job Market Insights provides is very valuable for a company to develop effective business strategies. Take a look at Job Market Insights to discover all the advantages it offers for your company.

TOP SECTORS and TOP TITLE - WORLDWIDE (Jan-Jun 2018 vs Jan-Jun 2017)

Infographic: The Irish Labour Market (Feb. – Apr. 2018)

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And now here we are with the infographic on the Emerald Isle. You will find all the relevant information of the Irish Labour Market that we gathered with Job Market Insights. Our Big Data tool helps you grow your business in any of the 28 countries we are present. Detect upselling opportunities and turn losses into gains with all the potential of Big Data.

 

For more information, please do contact us at: insights@jobisjob.com

Labour Market Trends Ireland (Feb. - April)