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Maybe your first thoughts about summer aren’t that it’s a great time to focus on your job search. Maybe you’re thinking of a trip to a secluded cabin, or some time at the beach.  Don’t forget your job search while you’re at it. Everyone else is going to be thinking those same thoughts. That means summer is a great time to think strategically and get ahead. You’ll double the worth of your work since you’re not only moving forward with your own job search, you’re doing so while everyone else in the race has parked their car.

Top Five Reasons To Focus on a Summer Job Search:

  1. There’s less pressure.
  2. It’s a great time to get a feel for the city your new job is in.
  3. Relocating in the summer is much easier, even if you don’t have kids.
  4. July and August are the best months to look for a new job.
  5. Seventy percent of those searching for jobs stop looking in summer.

Set Your Summer Job Search Goals:

Summer is the time to relax and have fun.  Selfcare is always important, including some quality R&R time. That doesn’t mean you have to stop looking for new jobs.  Take an honest look at your schedule and see where you can find some weekly time to spend working on your resume, online profiles, and job hunting.  Try applying for at least a couple of jobs every week.  Even if progress is hard, you’re still moving forward and by setting some concrete goals you can know when work time is done and fun time has begun.

Related: Have you Updated your Facebook Profile for a Job Search?

Summer Job Search Tips:

  • Pick an achievable goal such as spending 4 hours a week on searching or applying to 4 jobs/week.
  • Once you’ve set your goals, stick to them.
  • Take some time to review and update your resume.
  • Be patient. Even though companies are still hiring, their employees are also taking vacation time.  Expect that there may be slowdowns in the interview and hiring process.
  • Make sure to have some fun too, and show some great photos of your hobbies and vacations on your social media accounts.

Have fun. We are here for you!

Related: Are These Things Slowing Down Your Job Search?

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