While it may seem like it’s too early in the year to start planning for a summer job, that isn’t the case. Many companies begin hiring for these seasonal positions in the spring (or even the late winter), so getting your ducks in a row now ensures that you are ready when the time is right.
If you have your sights set on a summer seasonal job, here’s what you need to do now to make sure you can get one.
Get Your Resume in Order
If your resume hasn’t been refreshed in some time, it’s time to tackle that task. Begin by making sure your professional summary will catch the attention of your ideal summer employer. Add new details about your current or last role if they aren’t already on your resume. Make sure your work history focuses on achievements over duties, and quantify the details when possible.
By working on your resume now, you are giving yourself the time you need to get it right. You won’t have to rush and can make sure it’s just right before it becomes time to apply for summer jobs.
Set Up Job Alerts
Job alerts can make a seasonal job search significantly easier to manage. If you want to make sure you are among the first to learn about an opportunity, set your job alerts up now.
Use keywords that focus on your perfect position as well as your preferred location or locations. Then, add a few that relate to summer jobs. This can include options like “seasonal,” “summer help,” “short-term,” or “temporary.” In some cases, you’ll want to create a few separate searches that tap on different keywords, ensuring that you aren’t screening too many options out by mistake.
Additionally, if the site has search criteria that specifically relate to seasonal opportunities, you can check those boxes as well. That way, your results will focus on the kinds of positions you potentially want to land.
You can also create similar searches on social media. Then, if a company advertises about summer vacancies on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or other popular platforms, you can find out about the jobs quickly.
Partner with a Staffing Firm
Many companies rely on recruitment agencies when they need to fill seasonal positions. If you want to make sure you can access some of these opportunities, connect with a recruiter at your local staffing agency as soon as possible.
Even if the summer is months away, it ensures you end up on the recruiter’s radar early. Plus, as soon as they learn about positions that will be available, they can reach out. As a result, you might be able to secure a job well before the summer season begins.
Looking for a job in the Dallas area?
If you plan on finding a summer job this year, the skilled recruitment team at TRC Staffing Services wants to hear from you. Contact us to speak with one of our experienced recruiters today and see how our services can make finding a seasonal position easier than ever before.