When people think of summer job searching, they typically think of unavailable recruiters, fewer job ads, and days stuck inside writing applications. Well, it doesn't have to be like that! Pernille from Workindenmark is here to tell you how to get the most out of your summer job search.
Summertime typically equals vacation time, which leaves many office desks empty and increases the response time on applications. You should carefully plan whom you contact during summer, as you might risk irritating or disturbing someone on vacation. The best approach is to postpone contacting specific people until after the holiday months.
Bring your CV on a walk in the sun
Even though many office desks are empty during summer, the remaining employees might not be as busy as they usually are. This means that they could have more time to talk to you if you visit the company (please be mindful of corona restrictions). Visiting companies can be a great way to gain valuable information that you can use in your application.
Start with unsolicited applications
Summer is notorious for its low number of job ads, which makes the months ideal for unsolicited applications. Grab your laptop and find a cosy spot in the shade, where you have plenty of time to research exciting companies, so you can send them some great, unsolicited applications. Get started by watching this video.
Who has peak season?
It can be a good idea to consider which companies might be busy during this time of year. If they are open, Ice cream shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions are often quite busy during summer. Many of these companies have temporary summer jobs that can lead to permanent positions or an expanded network.
It can be stressful and frustrating to be a job seeker. Especially during summertime, where you might feel trapped inside, away from the energizing sun rays, because you have to apply for jobs. Remember to take breaks, go for a run, eat ice cream or go to the beach, when you have finished the application of the day.
Have a great summer and a happy job search!