Have you caught wind of this month’s viral prediction? Experts are predicting the Great Resignation.
Post-pandemic, more people are clear about what they do and do not want from work and a vast percentage are considering quitting their jobs. Contrary to previous assumptions about the season, there may be opportunities this summer. This presents some challenges to how we normally think about landing a job in the summer months.
Myth: No one is interviewing in the summer
TRUTH: You must be patient with vacations and things taking longer, but interviews happen in the summer because companies want everyone running full steam with full teams come fall.
Also, since many believe this myth, you’ll have a better chance of cutting through the usual noise and getting attention.
MYTH: You’ve got all summer
TRUTH: No, you don’t. Summer is not necessarily June, July, and August. It varies across the United States depending on school schedules. Some states have kids out late May and going back in August. Others have kids out the end of June and going back after Labor Day. This determines vacations for most folks. Obviously, not everyone has school age children or children at all, but vacations usually follow these norms. Job seekers should think and plan accordingly.
Again, people want to fill openings to hit fourth quarter running so assume nothing and stay in action.
Myth: The pandemic is over
TRUTH: Things are looking good in the U.S., but remember we had lots of freedom last summer too. The real test will be how we fare in the fall as we head back indoors again. Will we be at herd immunity? Will the variants affect our freedom to move around?
It matters to landing a job only because of the chaos it causes. Therefore, another argument to use this summer wisely.
The Great Resignation has not yet come to fruition, but we see in our Now What?® community many people considering leaving their jobs. That creates opportunities as people move around. For those of you considering finding a better fit, stay in action identifying where you DO want to be and do let us know how we can help.