Summer is already well established in Luxembourg and school holidays are approaching! If you are looking for a job, 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 applicants during the summer period
Unquestionably, there is a drop in connections between April and September on job boards. On moovijob.com, a website specializing in cross-border employment, connections usually drop by 11% in June compared to the annual average. Connections increase gradually in July and especially in September when recruitment events, such as job fairs, take over and when candidates flock to look for a job.
Knowing that 87% of recruiters say that they use job boards as a recruitment method, it is in your interest to take your chance on job boards, when recruiters receive fewer applications via this channel.
For spontaneous applications or direct approaches via social networks, Bright.com found out the best day and time to apply: it showed that 40% of emails arrive in the morning and are then drowned in the mass. It means, that you will be more luxky by applying at the beginning of the afternoon or on Monday, just before the other CVs of the week are piling up on the HR’s 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. Of course, it is difficult to say if they are more or less available, since if they are, they may go on vacation too! Nevertheless, it is better to try your luck!
The number of job offers does not decrease during the summer
According to Moovijob, the number of offers does not drop during the summer period. Recruiters post their ads online before the holidays to find the applications to be processed upon their return and thus anticipate their needs for September.
If you are in search for a job, summer is the best period to apply for a job. 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 on cv-libraries because it will will then be top the list!
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