Summer: the perfect time to apply for a job
Summer is coming up and the summer holidays are coming! We know what you think: “All recruiters are on vacation, there is no point in applying for a job. Well, maybe you’re wrong…
Few applicant during the summer period
There is a drop in connections between April and September on job boards. On moovijob.com, a website specializing in cross-border employment, connections dropped by 11% in June compared to the annual average. They resume gradually in July and especially in September in September when recruitment events, such as job fairs, resume and when the collective unconscious awakens to look for a job. Given that 87% of recruiters say that they use job boards as a recruitment method, it is in your interest to try your luck when recruiters receive fewer applications via this channel. For unsolicited applications, where direct approaches via social networks, Bright.com went so far as to find the best day and time to apply. It shows that 40% of emails arrive in the morning and drown in the mass. You will have more luck applying at the beginning of the afternoon to return to the HR office on Monday, just before the other CVs of the week are piling up on their desk.
More recruiters available in summer?
It remains difficult to generalize about the availability of recruiters in July-August. Indeed, some companies in Luxembourg are closing in June or July. They then decide on their budget and their recruitment needs. The activity resumes for some HR only after these recruitment decisions. It is difficult to say if they are more or less available, since if they are, they may go on vacation too! ”
The number of job offers is not empty during the summer
According to Moovijob, the number of offers does not drop during the summer period. Recruiters post their ads online before going on holiday to find applications to process and anticipate their needs for September. ” If you are in search, this is the ideal time to send your applications. You will have more chances to get out of the crowd and as many opportunities to seize as the rest of the year. Tip: remember to update your CVs online on social networks, but also cv-libraries because they will top the list!