A New Holiday to Celebrate: Fall Hiring Season

September 23, 2019

Fall is here and while you might associate the new season with football, foliage and pumpkin-spiced everything, it’s also hiring season and the best time of year to look for a new job. In fact, there are more available job postings on LinkedIn in October than any other month. What’s more, 89% of hiring managers tell us it takes less than four weeks to fill a role, so if you start your search now, you could be in a new gig by Halloween. 

With more than 20 million jobs available on LinkedIn and an increase in roles that companies are hoping to fill before the end of the year, here’s what you can do to take advantage of this season’s hiring rush and find the job meant for you: 

  • Tailor your search. Our search tool is designed to make your search easier and help you find the job that’s right for you. Search filters are a great way to narrow by job function, experience level, industry or company; or even keywords like “remote work” or “international travel.” If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry -- we’ll show search suggestions based on your profile on the jobs homepage.

  • Be the first to know. The #1 day for hiring managers to post opportunities is Monday, so be on the lookout at the beginning of the week for new job postings. Jump on jobs in real time as they are posted by setting up your LinkedIn Job Alerts. Professionals who are among the first 25 to apply to a role are 3x more likely to land the job, so being an early applicant gives you a clear advantage.

  • Show off your skills. More than 85% of employers say that skills will be increasingly more important for hiring talent in the future world of work, and nearly 90% think vetting a candidate’s skills is crucial in the hiring process. To help you stand out to potential employers, validate your skills with the new LinkedIn Skill Assessments. You can test, verify and highlight skills -- ranging from Microsoft Excel to Adobe Photoshop to Javascript -- giving you the chance to showcase what you know and making you more discoverable to opportunities. In fact, early results show a 30% improvement in the likelihood of getting hired with a completed LinkedIn Skill Assessment.

  • Prepare for whatever the interview may hold. The interview process holds many unknowns. Being ready for everything from tough questions to technical snafus is a must, and LinkedIn’s suite of Interview Prep tools can help you practice so you nail the interview, wherever it takes place. The newest feature lets you send video recordings of yourself to people in your network for helpful feedback and tips.

Whether you’re looking for more flexibility, inspiring leadership or to expand your skill set in your next role, now is the time to look: LinkedIn has 20 million jobs and the right one for you.


Methodology: Censuswide conducted the survey for LinkedIn from August 30 - September 6, 2019, among 2,000 working professionals ages 18-74 and 1,000 hiring managers across the U.S. 

LinkedIn analyzed all U.S. job postings data from the last five years (January 2014 - December 2018) and uncovered that October has the highest number of job postings.