Best time for job hunting
The CBS This Morning show invited Dan Roth, the Editor in Chief of LinkedIn, where it was explained that with the national unemployment rate at a 50-year low, October could be the perfect time to land your dream job — and Monday the best day to apply for a job, based on a recent LinkedIn survey.
October has the highest number of job openings on LinkedIn, and 89% of hiring managers filled those spots in less than four weeks.
Roth said it's good to have your application be first in line because the first 25 applications are three times more likely to land a position (compared to those later in the queue).
But being first is not the most important thing, according to Roth. He emphasized building out your online professional profile. “The real key is making sure that you are out there with your profile, that you’re sharing, that you’re talking about what you're an expert in, that you’ve got your skills listed, that you’re networking with people,” says Roth.
As an experienced resume service in Los Angeles, Market-Connections takes pride in providing a large selection of package deals with multiple tools and resources to help its clients as they try to demystify the job search process. To facilitate the process for prospective clients, we offer a "Special" throughout the month of October. It consists of a Free Resume Critique for the first 10 prospective clients every Saturday morning during the month of October, on a first-come-first-served basis. This includes dates: from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
“If you are just relying on a piece of paper, you're doing it wrong,” says Roth. “The most important thing is to be out there.”
LinkedIn also published a blog post talking about the autumn job search process titled “A New Holiday to Celebrate: Fall Hiring Season.”
Watch the full CBS This Morning segment here:
Mandy Fard is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW, CMRW) and Recruiter with decades of experience in assisting job seekers, working directly with employers in multiple industries, and writing proven-effective resumes.