Q: Isn’t this the worst possible time–summer, in a bad market–to look for a new job?
A: People tend to think that looking for a job around the year-end holidays is a bad time to look for a job, and they’re wrong about that, too. Any time you’re ready to mount a job search is the right time to launch the process. It’s one that can take time, so building momentum by networking wisely is important, at any time of year. Plus, looking at the “open market” on web boards and in ads will show you there are jobs to be had. In a weak market, it’s all the more important that you know how to search well…but putting a search on hold is never the right answer.