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It can be difficult to focus on your job-searching while the weather is warm, and applications get in the way of beach days and barbeques. However if you can get past these summer distractions, this is a great time to boost your job search. While your competition is lying by the pool, take advantage of this opportunity to accelerate your search efforts. Set goals on a weekly basis to keep your job hunt on track. During your free time, improve your work skills with a new book. Read up on things that will fill in any knowledge gaps in the workplace. While you are at those fun barbeques or baseball games, use this as an opportunity to network. Adjust your elevator pitch to suit your audience and situation, and you could land some pretty significant contacts. Lastly, don’t forget to mobilize your job search! If you know you won’t be home as often as usual, download apps to help you manage your network and access your resume. You never know when an offer will come up, and it’s always best to be prepared.
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With the warm weather fast approaching, it may be tough to find a professional outfit while also staying cool. Composing an interview outfit is always a challenge, but even more so when it’s above 70 degrees outside. If you have an interview held during the hot summer months, we have some tips on how you can achieve a neat, sophisticated look without the sweat.
For men: Depending on the company, its okay to skip the tie during the summer, but you should still wear a button down. Khakis are also appropriate with a closed toe shoe, whether they are dress shoes or nice boat shoes. No caps or shorts, and make sure your shirt and pants aren’t wrinkled. However if the company is business formal, a suit is required. Try to find an unlined suit, or one made of a light-weight material such as linen or lightweight wool.
For women: You should wear nice pants, such as khakis or dress pants, and a blouse. Dresses and skirts are also appropriate, but they should be knee-length. Avoid blouses that have spaghetti straps or show your bra straps. For jewelry and other accessories, keep it simple. A big chunky necklace or bracelets will be distracting, and will probably make you sweat more. Keep your shoes closed-toe, and wearing your hair up is another option to keep cool.
You can also be sure to bring a water bottle and a small handkerchief to wipe away any sweat. If you’re worried about body odor, carry a small deodorant.
As the weather changes, your professionalism shouldn’t. You want the interviewer to focus on your skills and experience, not your outfit choice. Happy interviewing and stay cool !
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If you find that you have been job searching for months and are looking forward to some down time this summer, don’t let the warm weather, beach fun, and enticing vacations tear you away from continuing on your path to success.
If your search has become monotonous follow these five steps to a job search revival.
- Switch It Up
- Change your routine. For example, if you exercise in the morning before you start your search try changing the time until after your daily search is over, or during your lunch break.
- Find some volunteer work for the summer months. Get outdoors, meet new people. Volunteer work is great to add to the vacant months on your resume.
- Network More
- With warm weather comes dining outside! Invite some old colleagues and industry folk out for happy hour, lunch, or dinner outside.
- Change Location
- If you’re used to conducting your job search in your home – leave! If you are not close to Wi-Fi make a plan to draft emails or even hand written notes outside for some fresh air and a change of atmosphere.
- Walk It Off
- Instead of sending resumes via snail mail walk your documents over to the office building and drop it off by hand. Not only will you get some exercise but you will also save money!
Do you have any other ideas for amping up your summer search? Please share!
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