Do you know how to plan your job search to take advantage of the final interview and decision-making phase of the primary annual hiring cycle? (Part 6 of 9)

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Answer: As we follow the hiring process through the year, here is another blog post about activities during the final phases of the primary annual hiring cycle during the months of May and June—along with a list of events that affect scheduling of hiring activities. CALENDAR – May & June. EVENTS – Memorial Day Weekend at the end of May, the informal start of summer and vacations and High School and College graduations. We are reaching the final stage of the interviewing process. Hopefully there are three finalists that are under serious consideration. In some cases, one of the three meets the most senior officer; in other cases, two are …

Do you know how to plan your job search to take advantage of the research phase of the primary annual hiring cycle? (Part 5 of 9)

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Answer:  While most hiring managers think their timetable to complete a search is unique, it is subject to the realities of when decision-makers have time to complete the process and extend an offer. There really is a cycle. Here is a blog post about activities for the months of March and April related to the research phase of the primary annual hiring cycle. CALENDAR – March & April. EVENTS – Easter Sunday and Passover; Spring Break which varies from region to region and the Trade Show Season swings into high gear. Rule number one is that a search will always take longer than a job seeker expects—and that the hiring …

Do you know how to plan your job search to take advantage of the interview phase of the primary annual hiring cycle? (Part 4 of 9)

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Answer:  While most hiring managers think their timetable to complete a search is unique, it is subject to the realities of when decision-makers have time to complete the process and extend an offer. There really is a cycle. Here is a blog post about activities for the months of March and April which is generally the interview phase of the primary annual hiring cycle. CALENDAR – March & April. EVENTS – Easter Sunday and Passover; Spring Break which varies from region to region and the Trade Show Season swings into high gear. We are now into March and these first-round interviews usually wrap up toward the end of March. At that …

Do you know how to plan your job search to take advantage of the start of the primary annual hiring cycle? (Part 3 of 9)

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Answer: While most hiring managers think their timetable to complete a search is unique, it is subject to the realities of when decision-makers have time to complete the process and extend an offer. There really is a cycle. Here is a blog post about activities for the months of January and February which is the start of the primary annual hiring cycle.  CALENDAR –  January & February. EVENTS  –  Martin Luther King Holiday on the third Monday in January and for the Tech Sector, the Consumer Electronics Show from January 9th-12th; President’s Day on the third Monday in February. January 1st, the New Year, time for a fresh start—or are …

Do you know how to plan your job search to take advantage of the fall season in the annual hiring cycle? (Part 2 of 9)

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Answer: While most hiring managers think their timetable to complete a search is unique, it is subject to the realities of when decision-makers have time to complete the process and extend an offer. There really is a cycle. To be in step with that process and anticipate what you need to do to maintain and even expedite the rhythm of the cycle, here is what to expect during the year.  Since we are in the last quarter of 2017, I will begin with advice to wrap up this year. I will then focus on the annual recruiting cycle that begins in January. CALENDAR –  Fall Season, Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. EVENTS  …

Do you know how to plan your job search to take advantage of the annual hiring cycle? (Part 1 of 9)

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Answer:  While most hiring managers think their timetable to complete a search is unique, it is subject to the realities of when decision makers have the time to complete the process and extend an offer. There really is a cycle. To be in step with that process and anticipate what you need to do to maintain, and even expedite the rhythm of the cycle, here is what to expect during the year. This is the first in a series of nine posts highlighting that cycle with specific suggestions about how to plan your job search. The first caveat before looking at the calendar is to do your homework. Be over- …