How to Land a Summer Job
School’s out for the summer (unless you have summer classes to contend with) and a batch of students are out in full force looking for summer jobs. Getting that summer job not only gives you some financial independence as a young adult but it also helps you find what job sectors you are interested in.
Although some more typical student summer jobs can include working in a fast food restaurant, working as a life guard, or working retail, there are still other ways to get entry level job experience in different industries. Even if your summer job only lasts a couple of months, this is still a great opportunity to flex your job skills and of course, it helps build up your resume.
Here are some tips on how to be pro-active in your job search:
- Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and follow up on a resume you may have submitted online
- Research different industries you are interested in and apply to entry level jobs there
- Make sure your cover letter is crafted for each job; don’t send the same generic one out
For even more tips, check out this video that the Wall Street Journal released on how to help find part-time work this summer:
And don’t forget to visit the Sprout Hire job board for great summer jobs and entry-level jobs for students!