Job Seekers Open Thread

Job Seekers Open Thread September 12, 2011

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Here’s the good thing (or at least the thing I keep telling myself is a good thing): It’s September.

It doesn’t matter that most employers aren’t bound by the academic year and that there’s nothing about their annual or seasonal schedule that makes September special. Like the rest of us, they can’t escape the pattern that was established from kindergarten through college. August ends and we turn the calendar’s page and tell ourselves to buckle down and get organized. We feel compelled to head to the store for a new Trapper Keeper, a box of pencils, maybe a protractor. We put away the white shoes and the lazy thoughts of summer and start to get serious.

That means, setting aside everything else that’s going on in the economy, that employers are more likely to hire people in September than they are during the summer.

That’s my theory, anyway.

Job seekers: Let us know where you are and what you’re looking for.

Everybody: Skim through and see if you know something, or know someone, or know someone who knows someone, who might help out one of our job seekers.


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