Job Hunting in Q4: Why and What are the Advantages

by | Nov 30, 2021

As we recover from the pandemic situation that Covid-19 had brought, the world has created a demand for products and services that have adapted new technologies in order to find better ways to emerge stronger from challenges encountered during the outbreak. These innovations resulted in a high demand for tech jobs in the labor market which makes the companies keep pace to attract talents with their empowered rewards and benefits; and at the same time job-seekers develop new skill sets in order to take advantage of these opportunities.

Are you one of the job seekers planning to set your career on the next level by the start of next year? Here’s some advantages you can consider when applying in the last quarter of the year.  

Why is Q4 also the Best Time to Look for a Job?

Normally, we think that there is limited job hirings during the last quarter of the year where mostly, the focus of the people is to get ready for the Holiday season. For Employers, Q4 is traditionally a time to crunch figures, budget cuts, freeze hirings and fewer candidates are expected to be available in the market. Yet through time, things have changed and hiring in Q4 has become a strategy.


Higher Chance to get Noticed

Considering that most job-seekers are still in the cliché to apply during the first quarter of the year, there will be a huge competition in the market for employers to find the best talents to fill in their open positions.  With a limited pool of candidates, when you apply for a job in Q4 – your CV will be easily noticed and will increase your chance to be on the front row. Don’t wait for your competitors, get ahead of them and be one of the first to get noticed.  

Budget Wise

Companies who have unused funds or leftover budget use Q4 as the perfect time to use it – either when you negotiate for higher salary or add them for better perks and benefits to attract the best talents in the market.

Speedy Hiring Process

As the holiday is around the corner, employers are also in a rush to fill open positions with a faster hiring process and quicker turnaround time – to get their successful applicants ready and on board by the start of next year. 

While job seekers may also be scheduling and using their annual leaves hence it will be much easier to schedule them for interviews during this quarter.

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Building your Network

As the holiday season approaches, business parties and gatherings are surely coming. If you get hired during this season, you can get a chance to attend these events and take advantage of building your network. Through this, you’ll be able to meet other leaders and employees, and at the same time, gain more knowledge about the company. Who knows? Someone out there might be able to help you grow your career.

Given these advantages, Q4 job hunting can bring immense benefits if you are planning to take your career to the next step or higher level. If you need more tips and advice in your next career move, Datasearch Consulting is ready to guide and help you – so don’t let the holidays stop you from getting your dream job!

Phoebe Lagasca is a Senior Associate at Datasearch Consulting, a leading executive recruitment firm specialising in the Financial Technology & Data sectors.

You can download their FREE comprehensive guide on “The Complete Guide to Navigating your Job Search – 5 Proven Steps to Secure your Ideal Fintech or Data Role”. Alternatively, you can view the Datasearch Consulting website or contact them directly on for a more detailed discussion.

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