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How to Start a Seasonal Summer Job Search

April 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 122

Do you plan to do a job in the summer? Yes? but how do you persuade your employer keep you?. If you do then you should apply now. Most of the companies start looking for candidates by spring for summer internships and job applications so that they can start interviewing the candidates they want to recruit by summer. It is not too early to start planning and searching for a suitable new job or internship.

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you start your summer job search:

Starting a Summer Job Search

  1. If you are a fresh graduate, go to your school's guidance office or college's career services office and take suggestions on the various options available. You can then choose one which can help you develop specific skills and experience.
  2. If you are under eighteen, you need to have working papers as per requirement of specific states. These papers can help you legally work in the state.
  3. You should develop a resume which lists details about your achievements and qualifications. It can also have details on any awards or accolades that you have won, leadership roles and other special skills acquired.
  4. You also need to include a few references to add value to your resume. Keep a list of references ready to give to your interviewers or prospective employers. This can include your teachers, mentors or guides.
  5. Conduct adequate research to search for a suitable summer job and choose one which matches your requirement. Check websites which provide lists of summer job opportunities. Communicate to your family members and friends so that you can inform you about any new job opportunities.
  6. Don't forget your local newspapers. Check the newspapers or apply in person to the jobs that fit your requirements.
  7. Networking with people through your social media profiles and LinkedIn can also help you reach prospective employers.
  8. Good summer jobs get filled quite fast; hence you should be proactive and apply in advance to get a suitable one.

What do you think is the best way to start your Seasonal summer job search? Networking, posting resumes on sites or checking available jobs in the newspapers?

When employers are looking to hire full time employees beyond the holiday season, they may consider you if you follow the suggestions mentioned above. If you want to turn your seasonal job into a full time position, you have the formula.

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