At what time of the year is it easier to change jobs
If you count from the beginning of the year, the time to mid-January is the so-called "dead season" for job search. To leave work at the end of December – early January is not worth it for another reason, because at this time the accrued annual bonuses and awards. And during the winter holidays to relax, having a job, and therefore on most jobs and receiving payment for it.
The period from mid-January to may stable it is a good time to change activities. All bonuses already received, so if not satisfied, you need to search for a fresh one. Working activity at this time is also great, they extend the closed state or position vacancy, so willing to accept resumes and new employees.
Summer, especially the period from late may to mid-August is considered to be another "dead" period for applicants. In most companies the summer months this holiday season, including for top-managers and Directors who must deal with the selection of staff and approve employees for certain positions. In addition, at this time, companies still do not exist in the financial development plan for the next year, therefore, decide how the firm will expand in the summer months is quite difficult. That is why large-scale recruitment in the summer is not carried out.
However, there are companies for whom the summer is "high season" and there has been remarkable activity of employers and job seekers. This, of course, talking about seasonal work, and areas related to tourism, hotel or construction business. So if you are looking for work in these areas, the best period for change of a place of work will be between late may to early fall.
Another category of applicants for which in June and July starts the period of active job search graduates. However, job search does not mean that such will be found, especially in good position. Therefore, graduates should rest in their last summer as a student or find a seasonal job, and with the beginning of autumn to take up the job search more thoroughly.
Finally, fall is for most companies the beginning of an active period and, accordingly, the most hot time for recruiting new employees. At this time the Director and other staff come back from holidays, plans for the development of a company approved leave of those employees who wanted to change jobs. Therefore, autumn is the best time for sending out resumes, going to another company and find a more promising and pleasant workplaces.