There is no better time to get and be “ready”.
For Job Seekers….the most effective way to land a job is to be familiar to a hiring manager before a job is posted. As employer confidence increases, they will start to think about what skills they need to move their company forward. This is exactly the time to get in front of them. So your job search activity should be heavily focused on getting as many of these conversations as possible.
For people currently in jobs……now is a time to evaluate your situation, assess options within the company or strategize a plan to move on. An improving economy for you should be liberating in the sense that you don’t have to feel trapped in a job where you are overworked and under appreciated.