Keeping Your Job Search Hot This Summer

By Alexandra Cross on

Summer is often seen as a time to put a job search on hold. But with the job market still highly competitive and marketing and creative jobs not as plentiful as they once were, now is not the time to slow down your search.

Here are five tips to keep your job search moving during the summer months:

#1 Stay Persistent and Consistent

Staying persistent in your job search is crucial. Set aside dedicated time each day to search for jobs, customize your resume and cover letter for each application, and follow up on submissions. Consistency is key to staying on top of new job postings and maintaining momentum in your search.

#2 Fine-Tune Your Online Presence

Your online persona plays a significant role in your job search. Ensure that your LinkedIn profile is up to date with relevant experience, skills, and accomplishments. Use keywords related to your target industry to optimize your profile for searchability. Clean up your social media profiles to present a professional image to potential employers.

#3 Sharpen Your Skills

Use the summer months to invest in your professional development and upskill in areas relevant to your desired career path. Online courses, webinars, and certifications can enhance your skill set and make you more competitive in the job market. Highlight any new skills or certifications on your resume to demonstrate your commitment to continuous learning.

#4 Practice Interviewing

When it comes to being successful in interviews, practice and preparation is key. Review your resume and accomplishments and have a few real-life examples of what you can do (i.e. name a time you and a coworker disagreed and how did you overcome it?). Review your elevator pitch and practice saying it to a friend or record yourself and watch it back to see how you can improve.

#5 Schedule Networking Meetings

Even if you’ve been job searching for a short time, you know how important networking is. Luckily, in the summer, people will do just about anything to get out of the office for a few hours. Meeting for coffee, lunch, or something more formal in the nice summer weather will seem more inviting and less like a hassle. It’s also a great time to reconnect with old colleagues, friends, and attend in-person events to make new connections.

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