I have always been told the powerful and simple social science equation “perception = reality”. In the world of hunting for that perfect job or finding the perfect candidate for your opening, it indeed is a stark reality.
From our recent survey results displayed through this fun infographic, it was surprising to note that most job seekers felt that their job hunt was more difficult in the summertime. What is most interesting however, is that they felt the recruiter responsiveness was much less consistent. Although I understand that we are all taking vacations during the summer, this proves to be a very strong opportunity if you have impending deadlines on your roles. For the tech savvy recruiter that does not mind sending out the occasional email while hiking that gorgeous mountain trail in the Swiss Alps (if you get service), to the job seeker it can mean they are that one recruiter who actually is responsive and encouraging them to stay engaged. Summer is the time to sway great talent by taking initiative.