Ah, summer. It’s considered by many to be the best time of the year. With vacations, barbecues and fun in the sun on the schedule, job searching may be the last thing on your mind some days. Yet, the summer job search may be one of the best kept secrets for making a big career move.
There are an abundance of job opportunities available this summer, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting a series high number of job openings in the United States at 11.5 million. As it is still a candidate market, the next few months are a great time to land a new position. Getting out and networking with people, looking for ways to further your education and knowledge and being patient throughout the job search process can help you get that new position and make this the best summer yet.
Get out and network.
After a long winter being cooped up inside, people are ready to get out of the house. You can use this to your advantage by getting out and networking. There are tons of benefits to networking, one of them being the opportunity to meet and connect with individuals in your area of work who may be hiring! You don’t have to go to an official, sponsored event to network. It can be as simple as grabbing an iced coffee or lunch with an old LinkedIn connection. Taking some time to get out and meet with people can help open doors to new opportunities and positions.
Check out summer school.
School during the summer? It may sound strange, but summer school is an excellent way to elevate your job search. According to Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, summer can be a great time to learn a new skill, update existing skills or just expand your knowledge on a subject that you’re curious about. Many educational institutions offer summer term courses that can help enhance your knowledge and skills in a short period of time. Whether it’s learning a new software program, taking a certification course or the desire to gain a deeper understanding of your area of work, summer school can be extremely beneficial to many job seekers. Adding additional education to your resume can also increase your chances of catching a recruiter’s attention and landing an interview!
The summer months have a lot to offer, and many people want to take in as much of it as possible. That means that many employees, including hiring managers, tend to be out of the office more often in the summer than they might be during other times of the year. Everyone deserves a break, so remember to be patient while searching for a new role this summer. It may take companies more time than usual to get back to you after an interview or respond to your application. Staying patient, but also persistent, can help you land that new role that you’ve been looking for.
If you’re on the hunt for a new job this summer, there’s tons of opportunity available. Getting out and networking, taking advantage of summer school options and being patient throughout the process can help you land a new position and make this the best summer yet!
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