Gear Up for Your Summer Job Search

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April 27, 2011

Summer is rapidly approaching and that means more people will be looking for work. If you want to position yourself for job opportunities, then your job search should start now, if it has not already. While some employers may know they will be hiring, others may not be quite as certain; nevertheless, you want to be a top candidate in their minds. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your summer job search.

-Decide on the job you want or need- Focus on the job details. Ask yourself the what, where, and when questions to determine if a job is right for you. The “perfect” position may not be available, but at least you’ll have something to consider.

-Keep your resume up-to-date- Make sure your resume has a clear objective that defines you, and cater that resume specifically to the job of interest. Check for spelling and grammar too.

-Network- This seems obvious, but don’t forget to talk to your contacts about your job search. They include your family, friends, professors, professional contacts, and anyone else who may provide leads on job opportunities.

For more tips concerning your summer job search, see the source below.

There is no better time than now to start your summer job search. By planning ahead, you will improve your chances of getting hired as the competition for these jobs heats up.



Author Byline: William Frierson is a staff writer for
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