What time of year do interviews/psychometric tests take place


Hi all,

I’m looking to apply for jobs starting in September 2013 and I’m going travelling from September 2012 up until January or possibly slightly longer. I was looking to get my applications sent off before I went and I was wondering in what sort of timescale do employees get back to people with the next stage, e.g. psychometric tests, phone interviews etc?

Obviously it’s going to be better if my applications aren’t shot in the foot by travelling.

What sort of times of the year do these things happened, and secondly have any of you had any experience of dealing with job applications while being off travelling?

Any ideas? (A giant thank you in advance)