5 Tips to make your Job Search Sizzle.
Finding a job during the summer requires focus.
While hiring generally slows down in the summer, the jobs are still there. Companies still need to hire even when everyone would rather be at the beach. If you stop searching, you could miss out on good opportunities. And you miss the chance to take advantage of the fact other job seekers are taking the summer off.
If you’re looking for a job, it can be easy to get distracted by summer activities and lose sight of your end goal. The good news is that you don’t have to give up on fun entirely during the summer season – these tips can help you stay focused (while giving you some room for fun, too):
- Stay professional. Summer temperatures are hotter but resist the urge to wear casual summer clothes to networking or other professional events. Stay professional when you’re meeting with potential employers, recruiters or at networking events.
- Make it easy to schedule time with you. Summer is already a scheduling nightmare on the employer side because multiple vacation demands need to be considered. Always carry an updated calendar with you and make yourself readily available. Do not reschedule an interview unless it is an emergency as you may not get a second chance.
- Keep networking. With better weather comes better networking event locations – take advantage! Various networking groups will hold outdoor and other events during the summer, offering a fun way to enjoy the summer while moving your job search forward as well.
- Get organized! Use the summer to research company targets, revise your resume, rekindle your personal network and keep track of where you do apply.
- Remember it’s summer. Keep this in mind and don’t get discouraged if you don’t hear back from employers in the most time efficient manner. Stay focused, follow up and be patient – it will pay off in the end.
For help with your job search, contact the SharpLink Staffing team. SharpLink works hard to help job seekers get noticed and land positions that match their qualifications at companies that are hiring.