When it comes to the long stretch of summer holidays, you won’t want to waste it. Of course, it is okay to take some time off but keep in mind that summer can be an important stepping stone for your career. Also, don’t forget that jobs in retail or catering can provide valuable work experience that you can draw on in the future. Regardless of what you’re looking for, our top 5 summer career tips will help you with your job search!
1. Network, network, network
Capitalise on seasonal events and use festivals, weddings and other events to connect with a range of people. Letting people know about your job search can be an excellent strategy and open up interesting opportunities.
2. Structure your job search
Start your job search as early as February as many companies begin recruiting then. Keep your eyes peeled for any openings and search both online and offline. In addition to various websites, don’t forget about your university career service and, of course, the newspaper job sections. To maximise success, set aside some time each day to focus on your job search and turn off all distractions.
3. Work on your CV
When it comes to job applications, it is important that yours stand out. Nobody wants their applications to land in the bin. Therefore, tailor your CV to each position and use our top CV tips, which are written by our top career consultants. Don’t forget to draw on your student experience, which teaches you adaptability, confidence and people skills to name just a few.
4. Prepare well for interviews
Your application might have been perfect but an interview could ruin it all. Prospective employers will expect you to be enthusiastic about the position and to have researched the organisation. Therefore, re-read your application before each interview, so you can answer any questions and tell your interviewer what you could bring to the company.
5. Book a career consultation
Regardless of season, we provide comprehensive career services for university students, recent graduates and anyone else applying for jobs. We help with graduate scheme, training contract and other applications, and also coach for interviews. Additionally, our career consultants provide the opportunity to meet with someone in your sector, teach specific application requirements and offer professional editorial of your application, cover letter and CV. So, get in touch at 02030867311 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your career service now.
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