By Elaine Bellio, Toronto Sales & Marketing Recruiter

With Labour Day upon us, it’s time for the business world to break out of their summer malaise. The summer is filled with vacation, summer Fridays, and many companies seemingly on autopilot, that is, until September rolls around. It also means that recruiters will be on top of their game, looking to help organizations fill talent voids and progress with their aggressive business goals to round out the year.

If you are pondering a career change, now is a great time to put your name out there.

Do the leg work now

Career race

September is a busy time of the year. If you want to maximize it, then start working on your job search now. Spend the time now updating your resume and LinkedIn profile, connecting with recruiters and hiring managers, searching for available positions, and looking for ways to improve yourself. The more prepared you are once September rolls around, the better position you will be in.

Review and establish career objectives

Deciding you want to make a move is a big decision. Are you ready to leave the familiar confines of your current job? Where do you want to go? Why do you want to make a career change? These are all questions you need to ask yourself when thinking about your next move.

Take time to think about your career goals:

  • Where do you want to be in 10 years?
  • What does this mean you need to accomplish between now and then?
  • How do your career goals impact the types of jobs you want to/are qualified to apply for?

Focus on bettering yourself


There is always room for improvement, and now is always the best time to improve your skills, knowledge, and experience. Identify the skills in your industry that you need to update. Are there new developments and trends that will require you to learn additional skills?

Fortunately for you, there are many convenient ways today to ramp up your skill set. Consider training seminars, online courses, and e-learning to get started as quickly as possible.

Ramp up your networking

Many career opportunities are found through the people you know. Start to think about the people in your network who could potentially help you with your job search. Also, identify other professionals you would like to add to your network and start establishing connections.

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IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Technology (IT), Accounting and Finance, Consumer Goods, eCommerce and Retail, Financial Services and Insurance, B2B and Industrial, Operations and HR, Professional Services and Legal, Media, Digital and Marketing, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Emerging Technology and Telecom, and  Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.

Elaine Bellio Marketing Recruiter

Elaine Bellio

Elaine is a Director, Client Services with IQ PARTNERS with a specialty focus in recruiting for B2B & B2C Marketing and Sales across a number of industries. She has amassed a total of 18 years in sales, sales management, and recruiting at the agency level – selling both contingent and retained search – and has a deep understanding of the sales and marketing processes and what it takes to build a successful team.

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