Here’s an interesting article about recruitment cycles which is a good read, but I think gets it wrong when it comes to summer recruitment. To be honest I’m fed up with being told that the market is always slow at this time of year!
Why is this article wrong? Well in my 10+ years of embedded software and DSP recruitment, the summer has often been one of the busiest periods. Maybe not for getting offers signed off, which is a communal activity, but certainly for organising interviews, which is the normally the decision of an individual manager.
Here is my theory:
Don’t be lulled into believing that no one is recruiting during the summer – look at jobs we are recruiting for at the moment. Take advantage of the so-called ‘quiet-time’ and get the sun shining on your career – no sunscreen required!
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