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  • Writer's pictureKeith Stewart

Summertime Job Search Tips


Searching for a job during the summer months can be both exciting and challenging. Recently, the summer months have become busier than in years past, as companies look to stay ahead of the wild September candidate market. Here are some tips to help you prepare for a successful summer job search:


1. Be Persistent

While it may seem like hiring slows down during the summer months, many companies continue to actively recruit; many using recruiters to source candidates for them! Stay persistent in your job search efforts, keep applying to positions that align with your skills and interests, and respond to recruiters reaching out to discuss opportunities with you.


Take advantage of summer networking events, both in-person and virtual. Attend industry conferences, job fairs, and networking mixers to connect with professionals in your field and learn about potential job opportunities.


3. Utilize Online Resources

Leverage online job boards, professional networking sites like LinkedIn, and company career pages to search for job openings. Set up job alerts to receive notifications when new positions that match your criteria are posted.


4. Consider Recruiters

Recruiters reaching out to candidates have done the leg work to predetermine whether the opportunities they represent are in line with your experience and skill set, so there’s an interest and a potential match already. They are sharing jobs that are not on the job boards or anywhere else that’s searchable. Hear recruiters out, as they may have the ideal opportunity you’ve been looking for (but couldn’t find!).


5. Update Your Resume and Online Profiles

Make sure your resume is up-to-date and tailored to each position you apply for. Additionally, ensure that your LinkedIn profile and other online professional profiles accurately reflect your skills, experiences, and career goals.


6. Follow Up

After applying for a job or attending an interview, don't forget to follow up with a thank-you email expressing your appreciation for the opportunity and reiterating your interest in the position. There are still hiring managers who value the extra effort of a thank you email, and that could be the deciding factor between you and another candidate.

By staying proactive, networking effectively, and remaining adaptable, you can increase your chances of finding a rewarding job opportunity during the summer months.

 


Good Luck, and Happy Hunting!

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