The end of the financial year (EOFY) marks a significant time for businesses and individuals alike. It’s a period to wrap up financial activities, close out accounts, announce financial statements, conduct audits and assess performance against annual goals.

Organisations are gearing up for the approaching fiscal year by approving budgets and setting up goals and evaluating resource needs.

A Prime Time for Recruitment

The EOFY is an exciting time for recruitment as hiring managers consider the positions they need to fill to achieve next year’s goals. The recruitment process often begins in June, coinciding with the setup of new projects and allocation of new budgets. This period presents a unique opportunity for job seekers:

  • Less Competition: Unlike the bustling hiring season in January and February, June offers less competition.
  • More Opportunities: With new budgets in place, the number of job openings typically increases.

Certainly, EOFY is a time when job opportunities arise. However, job seekers must put in the work and be proactive to increase their chances of landing that next dream job. Here are some tips to enhance your job search during the EOFY period:

1. Update Your Resume and Online Presence

  • Refresh Your Resume: Ensure your resume is current by removing outdated information and tailoring it to highlight skills relevant to your target industries, organisations and roles. Emphasise your achievements and instances where you exceeded expectations in previous positions.
  • Enhance Online Profiles: Rebrand your profiles on platforms like LinkedIn and SEEK. Make it easy for hiring managers to find and appreciate your profile. Include endorsements of your skills, share articles, and consistently update your skill set to showcase your strengths.

2. Contact Recruiters and Hiring Managers

  • Research and Reach Out: Identify companies likely to be hiring and contact recruiters to express your interest.
  • Leverage Your Network: Revisit past discussions with recruiters, hiring managers, and contacts within your network to remind them that you’re on the lookout for a new role.

3. Start Early

June is the best time to start your job search. Initiating conversations early will place you ahead of those who wait until July, positioning you at the forefront of recruiters and hiring managers’ minds as they seek to fill positions for new starters to begin in the upcoming financial year.

By being proactive and prepared, you can take full advantage of the unique opportunities presented by the EOFY, setting yourself up for success in the upcoming year to secure your next career opportunity.

If you found this article helpful and would like to find out more about how the experienced team at Sabre Recruiting can help you to secure your next role or spend some time to explore opportunities, drop us a comment below or call us today for a confidential conversation. At Sabre Recruiting we’re your Premier Recruiting Partner in Matching Talent to Manufacturing, Engineering, Mining, FMCG, and Medical Device Industries with Expertise and Efficiency.

At Sabre Recruiting, we are here to help elevate your team by finding the right fit for your organisation, whether you require short or long-term recruiting services. With a cumulative experience of over 30 years, our dedicated recruiting team possesses extensive knowledge across various industries, including Engineering, FMCG, Mining & Minerals, Wastewater, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Device, Materials Handling, Robotics and Automation.

Our strength lies in our ability to identify exceptional talent for our clients, all the while forging connections that seamlessly align our candidates with fulfilling career pathways. Get in touch with us today to start the conversation and find out more.

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