The Imagemakers, Ink! LLC

The dog days of summer are winding down, which means it’s time to turn up the heat on your job search. The fourth quarter can be a great time for job seekers; as companies are winding up their books, those that have a surplus in their hiring budget may be hot to hire because they don’t want to lose those hiring funds in next year’s budget.

Also, Labor Day marks an unofficial end to summer (and wearing white). With kids heading back to school and hiring managers returning from summer vacations everyone is getting their head back in the game. That means if you’re on the hunt for a new position, Labor Day is a good time to motivate and rejuvenate your job search efforts.

The fall hiring window is between September and November with summer vacations over and the winter holidays yet to begin. But even if you don’t find your dream job this fall, looking now and through the holidays lays the ground work for a highly productive first quarter, another hot time for hiring.