Summer is already here in Luxembourg for everyone’s pleasure and the school vacations are approaching, much to the delight of children! But for those looking for a job, we know what you’re thinking, “All the recruiters are on vacation, there’s no point in applying for a job…” Well, you may be wrong…
Few candidates during the summer period
Globally, there was a drop in connections between April and September on the job boards. On moovijob.com, a site specialized in employment, connections dropped by 11% in June compared to the annual average.
They gradually pick up in July and especially in September when recruitment events, such as job fairs, resume and candidates flock to look for a job.
87% of recruiters say they use job boards as a recruitment method. It is therefore in your interest to try your luck at a time when recruiters are receiving fewer applications via this channel.
For unsolicited applications, or direct approaches via social networks, Bright.com went on a quest to find out the best day and time to apply.
The result is that 40% of e-mails arrive in the morning and are lost in the shuffle. So you’ll have a better chance if you apply in the early afternoon when you return to the HR office on Monday, just before the rest of the week’s resumes pile up on their desk.
More available recruiters?
Of course, it is difficult to generalize about the availability of recruiters in July and August. However, it is important to know that some companies in Luxembourg close their budgets at this time. They then decide on their future recruitment needs. Hiring activity resumes for some HR only after these decisions.
Are recruiters available in July and August? Even though some companies close their doors, rather the first 15 days of August, few people leave for longer than 2 weeks. However, if in doubt, it is better to take a chance
The number of job offers does not decrease during the summer
According to Moovijob, the number of job offers does not decrease during the summer period. Recruiters post their ads online before they leave on vacation to find the applications they need to process when they return and thus anticipate their needs for September.
If you are looking for a job, summer is the ideal time to send your applications. You will have more chances to stand out from the crowd and as many opportunities to seize as the rest of the year. A word of advice: remember to update your CVs online on social networks, but also in CV libraries. That’s how your updated resume will rise to the top of the list!
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