Thursday, September 9th, 2010
You may be walking around thinking this summer heat will never end, but in reality, fall is right around the corner. Whether you’re looking to land a full time job; heading back to school in the fall; or filling out your freelance schedule, here are the Top 5 Reasons to Start Looking Now!
1. “Back to work” will be here sooner than you think.
It seems like the entire business community takes things up a notch right after Labor Day. Now’s the time to nurture relationships and fill your pipeline with potential opportunities so you can hit the ground running on September 7th.
2. The market for full time work is still really tight.
The unemployment rate was unchanged in July, and this was worse than economists had forecast. So now more than ever, a part time job, internship or freelance gig can help you make ends meet and build your resume.
3. Still, we see that growing companies are looking for part time hires!
Growth in employment numbers is all relative to the size of the company. For a small business or startup that’s growing fast, they need extra sets of hands. They’re increasingly turning to part time hires, interns, and freelancers to fill those needs.
4. Your peers are on vacation.
Don’t be like those who have “checked out” for the summer. As we said above, the lights are still on for growing companies. They’ll be impressed at your energy and ambition relative to others if you’re aggressive about job opportunities during this time.
And last but not least…
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