There is no such thing as a bad time to look for a job – except during the holiday season of December/January.

Finding a job is about strategy – the smart ones find jobs before they are advertised. The rest sit around their computers waiting for jobs to hit the job sites and then compete with hundreds of others to get them. One group starts earning money fast, the other sits around getting more and more depressed and blaming the state of the job market.

There are always hundreds of vacancies advertised and there are always new jobs being advertised. As long as there are vacancies out there, you can get a job.

So, do not worry about rising or falling unemployment rates. The good news is that if you employ the correct tactics, you could be working in as little as a few days.