When to start applying for target Jan 2019 joining date?
I'll be giving notice at my current job in Sept and take 2-3 months break for personal stuff. For various family reasons I cannot restart fully committed before Jan 2019.
If my goal is to restart at a different company in mid-Jan 2019 or later, (e.g. Airbnb, Adobe, Amazon or other swe positions in Seattle), what's a good timeline to start making recruiter contacts or trying to get referrals? Now? Wait couple months? I'm interview prepping already regardless.
I don't want to reach out too early and then have the hiring team pass because I can't start for 2-3 months, but I also don't want to wait too late till holiday time when hiring might slow down (also will start showing me having an employment gap of couple months).