The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the smell from barbecues are wafting through the air. It’s time to set side your resume and cover letter for the summer, right? Wrong!
Don’t let up on your job search just because the long summer days make it a little more challenging to find that little extra motivation.
Your competitors are having the same temptations.
By all means, take your summer vacation, but companies don’t stop recruiting during the summer. Their operations continue, even if they don’t have people starting new jobs until September.
In this blog, we provide resources to assist you in your summertime job search.
There are several advantages to a summertime job search, including there are fewer people seeking employment during the summer, hiring managers are less busy with major projects and year-end activity, and it may be easier to take time off for interviews.
If your focus is on more seasonal kind of positions, companies could be looking for additional help or to fill in for vacationing employees.
Also consider that networking will be easier in the summertime with those previously mentioned barbecues, golfing and other social activities. Employers will often be less busy so they can make time for informational interviews.
You may also find that you have more time to sharpen up your resume and work on your other job search tools such as your LinkedIn profile.
Staff at The Work Place in Grande Prairie can guide eligible unemployed or underemployed clients (visit www.gpworkplace.ca for details) on how to keep your job search active during the summer.
They can also assist you with your other job search tools and ensure you’re using all the resources available to you, including accessing potential training opportunities (see contact details below). Your strategies may include updating or acquiring new skills.
Check out these links as you undertake your summer job search activities:
When you’re seeking employment, it’s important you maintain your momentum and keep good habits. Don’t let opportunities slip by taking three months away from your quest to find a new position.
While it may require some patience, your persistence during the summer could be to your advantage.
If you want more help with your job search at no cost, contact us at 780-539-5477. You can send enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office is located at #105, 9840-97th Ave., Grande Prairie.
We also help employers find qualified candidates.
Learn more about our services at www.gpworkplace.ca