November up to mid-December are usually good times to hit the job market with a new or upgraded resume.
This is in part driven by the retail and hospitality sectors, which begin hiring for Christmas casuals during October and November.
Also recruiters try to get in early and secure hires before the end of the year.
Even so, job ads slumped 5 per cent in October and are nearly 20 per cent lower over the past year.
Hospitality and tourism are leading the drop despite the looming peak summer holiday season.
That’s because retailers believe people will hold on to their money over the next few months.
In mid-January and February job ads rise as businesses prepare for the year ahead.
The quieter times of the year are in April, which is heavily affected by Easter.
The end of the financial year in May and June also sees businesses slow down hiring until the new financial year, when budgets are finalised.
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