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When would be a good time to apply for jobs again?

Postby James Tyler » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:33 pm

Here is my situation. I have been working as a research assistant at a company since May 2012. I am a temporary employee, and my contract expires in December. I want to apply for research assistant type of positions (basically technician positions that require a B.S. degree).

When would be a good time to send out my resume to companies (applying for positions on company websites etc.)?

Thanks.
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Re: When would be a good time to apply for jobs again?

Postby PG » Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:53 am

Posting your resume online is usually not really helpful and especially not for entry level positions whcih companies normally doesnt have to go looking for.

If you are applying for posted positions you should be doing this now as well but we aware that the probability of finding something by applying to advertised positions is relatively low. If you find something and they need you to start immediately you can always leave your current position early.

What you should be doing is networking and letting your network know that you will be available for a new position in December (which is not the same as asking for a position).
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