Thinking of a new job? The fourth quarter is a great time to start your job search for the following reasons:

Reason #1: When companies have extra money in their budget, they want to use it before the end of the year.  This is a great time to hire more staff members.

Reason #2: Many people assume that companies don’t hire at the end of the year, but that’s not true. This assumption results in a decreased number of people competing for the same job, which increases your chances of getting an interview.  It’s much better to compete for a job in a smaller pool of candidates.

Reason #3: Job searching during the holiday season shows employers that you are driven, committed and serious about your career direction. These are great personality traits that companies like to see in their hired employees.  By committing to your job search during the holiday season, you are showing companies that you are willing to do what it takes for your career, even when most people are distracted.

If you have been thinking about making a career move and are considering doing so before the end of 2011, contact us to discuss your career with one of our Career Specialists. We’re here to help you navigate your career path every step of the way.