As the end of the school year approaches, many students look into getting a full-time job over the summer. This can sometimes be difficult because there are so many students trying to seek the same position as you. However, if you start your search early and utilize the tools at your disposal, I’m sure you will have no issues getting a job this summer!
Personally, for the last 4 years I have been working part-time jobs at the colleges I have been attending. As a result, these are jobs that only exist September to April, so the summer job search has been something I have become a bit of a pro at. Today I wanted to share some of my tips and tricks on finding a summer job!
My first tip is to get your resume and cover letter template in order. This means updating it, maybe restyling it, and of course, checking for spelling errors. The Career Hub at Conestoga is a great free resource to help you out with this. They can help you build your resume, explore available career paths and even connect you with potential employers! This is especially great if you are looking for a summer job closely related to your field of study.
After your resume is in order, the next step is finding jobs to apply for. Every job I have gotten over the past 3 years has been off of the Conestoga career portal called MyCareer. There are a ton of internal job postings with the college and external postings for jobs throughout the region. MyCareer can be found in your student portal and is an amazing resource because all the jobs are directed towards current students or those who have just graduated.
Other than MyCareer, you can always check-out sites such as LinkedIn, Indeed, or even just talking with friends and family to see if they have any connections.
Finally, you need to ace that interview. One major thing I believe in is finding a go-to interview outfit that you love. If you feel good and look good you are going to come across as being very confident in yourself, which is exactly what you want. In addition to that, make sure that you practice some answers to common interview questions ahead of time and always make sure you are positive and smiling.
I hope these are a few tips that can help you out a little bit in finding a summer job! Good luck Condors! I know you can do it!