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Getting Over Summer Job Search Blues

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The long hazy days of summer can make anyone want to relax and drink a cold glass of lemonade. However, job hunters should not take a break from finding new positions during the summer. In fact, you may find out about more opportunities in the summer compared to other times of the year.

First, attend summer networking events, barbecues, picnics, and other summer parties. You need to continue to increase your network and meet new people. At these events, don’t be afraid to inform everyone that you are job searching. Someone may have information about upcoming job fairs or networking events that can prove beneficial to you. Set goals for yourself and try to attend at least two different events a week. When you receive a business card, use it. Many people collect business cards at these events and never follow up. You want to follow up and continue the conversation to establish a business relationship with this person.

Reach out to recruiters and temp agencies. Since many employees go on vacation during the summer, a lot of employers are looking for temp employees. Contact temp agencies in your area to find out about upcoming temporary or long-term positions. If you are in the education field or interested in this area, reach out to schools in your area to find out about vacant positions that need to be field before the start of a new school year.

Take time to review your resume and cover letter. Summer is a good time to reevaluate your goals and interests. Use this time to prep yourself professionally and become closer to landing your new position.