As a career coach, I often get asked many questions about career search timing:
The best time to plant the seeds of your career search is TODAY.
As soon as you know that you need a change, you should start to cultivate your new growth. There is a lot of preparation that goes into a job search. If you are prepared, you’ll be ready when an opportunity arises.
Begin networking and increase your quality connections. I recommend reviewing your resume and getting feedback from your network. Don’t be afraid to ask others for information about their career path. Usually people who have found career success are more than happy to share their story and give advice.
So start today and ask yourself, "What is one thing I can do today or this week to plant the seeds of my career search?"