Is timing really everything? It can be when it comes to finding a new job. One of things that can be challenging when you're thinking about looking for a new job is when to start your job search.
It's hard to know how long it will take to get hired, because there are a variety of factors involved. Your skills and experience, of course, but also your location, the economy, the demand for people with your background, the type of job you're looking for and the local job market all figure in.
So, the answer is that it depends. It's important to give yourself as much time as possible because it could take longer than you might expect. If you're moving, it's a good idea to start your job search before you move. Here are tips on when to start a job search:
- Starting a Job Search Before You Quit
- When to Start Looking for a Job When You Are Relocating
- When Should Graduating Seniors Apply for Jobs?
- When to Apply for an Internship
Take a look, as well, at these tips for how to job search when you're employed. Timing isn't as critical if you're already employed, unless you're worried about getting fired or laid-off. In those cases, you'll need to find a job fast.
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