7 Ways to Take Advantage of the 'September Surge'

Brooke Skinner-Ricketts, co-founder and president of Beyond Barriers, believes this rebound is great news for job seekers. “As a C-suite executive and startup founder who has hired and interviewed hundreds of candidates, I can attest that September is a golden opportunity for job seekers,” Skinner-Ricketts told me. “This is the time of year when many companies start to ramp up their hiring efforts in preparation for the holiday season and the new year. If you're a job seeker, this is a great time to generate momentum for your search.” She offered sage advice before hitting the pavement to take full advantage of the September hiring surge, whether you believe in the surge or not.

"Relationship-based referrals account for 70% of all hires made by employers. Not to mention the fact that when you're networking as an employee of your current company, you're building that company's brand by being your wonderful self. Make networking an ongoing priority and make time and space for it during your workday."

Brooke Skinner Ricketts