We all tend to kick back a bit in the summer and take off some much deserved time. When I speak about the "slow summer" prophecy, I am not talking about recruiters earned vacations...
I am talking about the semi-mental "checkout" that occurs right around Fourth of July weekend and lasts until Labor Day. In many firms this nine week period is some of their weakest productivity wise. It doesn't have to be.
To be credible, I acknowledge that summer can slow down some hiring processes a bit as it becomes more difficult to schedule interviews when our clients are away on vacation. Historically, however, the 3rd quarter historically exceeded my first and second quarter revenues because I don't buy the "line" that summer is slow anymore. I did when I first opened and for about the next 5 years.
Then I noticed my summer attitude was "why bother working so hard if it is slow" and this led to