Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you should take a job-search break.
The air is warm, the days sluggish, and the sun is finally shining — hopefully. With summer peeking its head from around the corner, you might think this is the perfect time to halt your job search. But not so fast! Just because everything seems to lag a bit during the summer months doesn't mean you should too. In fact, ramping up your job search during the summer months might just be the best thing you can do. With that in mind, here are some tips to help turn your “lazy” summer into job-search success.
Organize your job search
If you've heard of Marie Kondo on Netflix, then you know she has a knack for organizing your home. But did you know that some of these techniques can actually be applied to your job search? From only applying to job positions that “spark joy” to making sure that you have a system for tracking your applications, there is a hack you can utilize to ensure every aspect of your job search goes smoothly. Don't be afraid of doing some tidying magic to help yourself land the dream job.
Don't neglect your network — or networking opportunities
Summertime doesn't mean you should stop trying to build your professional network; in fact, the summertime may even give you more opportunities to do so. From BBQs and post-work happy hours on rooftop bars to even outdoor charity events, there are plenty of occasions where you can build up your professional connections and still have a great time enjoying the summer weather. Just make sure to keep some goals in mind!
Pick a professional (and cool) interview outfit
We get it — summer is the season for showing off some skin. Unfortunately, most summer clothing isn't appropriate for a job interview. Add humid air, hot sun, and interview anxiety, and you're sure to be sweating up a storm. Luckily, there are interview-appropriate clothing options that are perfect for summer. From lightweight blouses to summer-specific blazers, there is an option for even the hottest of days.
Just graduated? Make sure your resume is set for your job search
Congrats! Welcome to the world of job searching, interview prep, and hopefully landing an amazing entry-level opportunity. But before you can do that, you need to make sure your resume is ready. This means ensuring all of your contact information can be found easily and is clear, using action verbs to describe your past experience, and checking that you haven't included anything from high school anywhere — plus more.
Consider investing in a professionally written resume
When it comes to summer, we bet you want to enjoy your days playing in the sun, go to the beach, take a much-needed vacation, and just relax on a warm, lazy night — not write your resume for the job search. That's where a professional resume writer can help! Not only will this give you time to enjoy your summer, but candidates with a professionally written resume are 32 percent more hireable than those who did it themselves. More time and better chances? Sounds good to us!
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