The days are getting shorter, and the morning air is crisp! With the summer months fading into the distance, fall is on the horizon. As kids are settling back to school, job hunting in September is heating up for adults. Here are some reasons why this month is perfect to hit the ground running and land your dream job!
While there are certainly benefits to looking for a job during the summer months, September also brings rejuvenated life to your search! During the summer, many people are on holidays, or are not necessarily focused on hiring new team members. However, as July and August end, the month of September has organizations ready to get back to business, and to hiring!
September is the perfect time to reboot your job search journey. With most people back in the office after summer holidays, you are more likely to successfully connect with your network. Reach out to people in your industry, those who work for, or with, organizations you are interested in, and connect with those you may have lost contact with over the summer.
This is also a great time to look at your resume with fresh eyes. Whether you have found the perfect job posting or are still searching for the right position, having your resume prepared is key. You want to be ready so that you can submit your resume quickly when the opportunity arises. If you haven’t reviewed your resume recently, now is the time to do so! One of the biggest mistakes people make is using a resume from several years ago and expect to be successful. Your resume should be recent and highlight your most relevant skills and experience.
Have you updated your LinkedIn profile lately? Like your resume, you want to make sure your LinkedIn profile is current and reflects your personality. Update your profile picture, ask friends and colleagues to endorse your skills, and interact with your network. Remember! You get out of networking what you put in! You will likely see an increase to job postings on LinkedIn during the next few months, so keep your eyes peeled for openings that are of interest.
This is also an ideal month to brush up on your interview skills and practice your elevator pitch! We have a helpful interview series on our blog, which we encourage you to read. But, if you have further questions, or have a specific concern, please contact us.
At Resumes with Results, we will help you throughout the entire job-hunting process. From our skills-based resumes to LinkedIn tips we are dedicated to helping you find success.
Let us kick off September with a bang and get you one step closer to your dream job!