Whether you’re currently unemployed or simply looking for a career change, summer is the perfect time to start looking for a job. Especially during the summer, many industries tend to experience a slower pace of work giving them more time to interview and train new employees. Depending on the industry however, many companies can actually become much busier because of the surplus of vacationing individuals and customers and so they tend to hire temporary workers. These positions in turn can often lead to full-time employment for the right individuals. Also with summer being such a social season full of barbecues, golf games and other events, it’s a great opportunity to network with new people and potential employers in an easy, laid-back setting. If you’re currently unemployed or looking for a change of pace in your career, be sure to take advantage of this coming season.
Of course although your chances may be higher in the summer, job hunting is never an easy task. Luckily there are a few strategies for improving your odds of success during a summer job hunt or while networking with potential employers:
- First, it’s important to take every job interview seriously, even if it’s just for a temporary job. You never know when a temporary position might become full-time, and starting off on the right track with your employer will improve your odds of moving up.
- Second, keep your eyes open for any opportunities that come your way. These opportunities can come in any form, from referrals to casual social events. Be sure to put yourself out there and don’t be afraid to take a chance to apply, to interview, and to meet new people.
- Lastly, be sure to make a positive first impvression. This includes everything from your hair, clothes, shoes and makeup. Employers judge women on their appearances, very often with their makeup. A sloppy appearance can often be a determining factor or whether you get the job or not. Always try to look your best. A quick and easy way to ensure your makeup is always fresh and presentable, would be to invest in some eyelash extensions. These will make your face brighter and will give you that last bit of confidence you needed.
Summer is a great time to transition into a new career. Whether you’re looking for something fun and temporary or a more permanent job, you can take advantage of this popular job-hunting season to make a change in your life.