With summer now upon us, this is a chance for many of us to take a holiday. But for some, it presents another opportunity.
While recruitment may be slow at this time, it does not stop altogether. “A lot of people say they will start looking in September when they're back from holiday, because psychologically it's a lot like going back to school", explains Mathilde Dailliez, Talent Acquisition & Development Manager at Cooptalis. "September is when they check back in mentally, so they shelve everything in the meantime. Many candidates still adopt this attitude, even though any vacancies that were open before July-August and had gone live as far back as April, May or June, have not been filled and are still available."
As well as that, the notion that recruiters are unavailable during the summer is not true at all. "In recruitment, there is usually someone on hand to process applications while the recruiter is on holiday. No one wants to miss out on a good candidate. We try to be responsive when we can."
So take advantage of this quiet time to find your new position!