We always consider the first Monday of the new year as the official start of the job hunting season. January is perhaps the busiest month of the year in recruiting. What kind of job will you be looking for this year?
Across the country, HR departments are getting their new budgets for the year and planning their new hires. You will see a LOT of new job postings coming online for the next few months. So get ready to check your favorite job boards and company career pages for new opportunities!
We expect the job market to tighten even further this year which means candidates will have more leverage. Don't be afraid to negotiate if you get an offer.
Remember when applying online to customize your resume as much as possible for each job you apply to. Be patient with companies as their recruiting departments will be extremely busy in the first few months of the year.