3 Tips for Scoring the Best Summer Job

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By Lisa Hutchinson

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3_Tips_for_Scoring_the_Best_Summer_JobWhether you’re a student looking for a seasonal gig, or a professional seeking a supplementary income, it can be difficult to land a summer job. There’s so much competition to deal with during the summer months, from college students to internal referrals, that finding an ideal position can seem impossible.

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With the right job search strategy, however, you can find rewarding summer employment. Not sure where to start? Check out our three tips below. Scoring that position is possible if you employ the right steps at the right time.

1. Start Early (and Prep Early Too)

The best time to start your summer job search is now. From February to May, employers of various industries are looking for candidates. Having had their post-holiday meetings to get back on track and having received their new year’s budget, HR managers at many companies are all set to hire employees for both the spring and summer seasons.

Understand recruitment cycles and ensure you have all of your application materials in order (resumes, cover letters, references, and LinkedIn profile). Be ready to hit the ground running and learn how to prepare for a job interview on short notice as well. Summer hiring cycles can be quick for some industries.

2. Have a Broad Network Strategy

Networking is a great job search strategy to use. However, you should go beyond your own network and ensure your networking is as far-reaching as possible. If you’re a college student looking not just to make some extra cash but garner vital experience needed for when you eventually graduate, don’t rule out networking on social media, at events, at job fairs, and even out of town.

Evaluate how much you want your ideal summer job. If the position you want is at a company or organization that’s only available out of province, give it due consideration. Some companies and organizations will be willing to offer you accommodations for your summer term, and will be impressed at your ambition to work there.

Casting your network net broadly will always shore up some promising leads.

3. Apply to a Staffing Agency

Applying to a staffing agency, like Liberty Staffing, helps tie your job search strategy altogether. You need to prepare in advance and be clear about communicating what kind of summer jobs are best for you to recruiters. Staffing agencies offer summer employment opportunities, and they often have access to job listings that you won’t find via online job boards as well.

Companies and organizations work with staffing agencies to find seasonal candidates.

A staffing agency can reduce the amount of time you spend on your job search, and can ensure you find the best summer job.

Employ these three tips in your summer job search strategy, and you’ll find work in no time at all!


Lisa Hutchinson

I started with Liberty Staffing in 2004 as the Regional Business Manager of the London office. I have over 20 years of experience in the customer service and retail sectors, as well as leadership experience including Store Management, People Development and Recruiting. In 2016, our London location moved to a larger office in order to accommodate growth of our business, which included adding a Clerical Division.

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