TORONTO, June 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - When it comes to your summer job search, the warm weather doesn't have to mean slowing down or taking a break
from your task, according to Randstad Canada, the country's leader for
staffing, recruitment and HR Services, you should use the summer months
to find your ideal career fit.
Stacy Parker, Executive Vice President of Randstad Canada says
jobseekers should resist the temptation to take the summer off from job
searching. "The summer season can be a prime hiring time for some
employers. Many projects gear up in the fall, and employers want new
people in place. If you mistakenly assume no one is hiring, you might
miss out on the perfect time to position yourself for a great job
opportunity, before the competition spikes in the fall. It's the
perfect time to get your foot in the door," she says.
Parker offers these tips to help you keep your search moving forward in
Refresh your resume and skills: Summer is the perfect time to assess and improve your resume and skills.
It's important to make your skills and talents stand out from the rest
of the applicant pool. In order to maximize the opportunity getting
hired, you should update your resume with relevant accomplishments, new
job duties, recently achieved certifications, and other similar
Build your network at summer events: Summer is also a great time to network - use personal and social
gatherings to introduce yourself to new people. Festivals, barbeques,
weddings and other gatherings can provide the opportunity to make
valuable connections that could lead to future employment.
Keep track of your active job search: Keeping track of the applications you've made will make it easier for
you to do timely follow-ups, ensure you don't apply for the same
position more than once.
Consider a recruitment agency: Recruiters and hiring authorities are not "out of the office" over the
summer. We have many job opportunities with Canada's leading employers
and we are always on the lookout for the right candidates to fill these
Remain positive: You may apply to and interview with many companies before you find the
right fit. But rememember, you are meeting new people in every
interview and networking event you attend. Even if you don't end up
working for their companies, the connections could lead to valuable,
career-enhancing connections in the future.
According to Parker, jobseekers should use the summer to refresh and
recharge their job search. "Stay focused, set daily agendas, review
your career goals, and don't get discouraged," she adds. "But don't
forget to reward yourself, too. Once you've met your daily goals, give
yourself permission to take the rest of the day or the weekends off
from your summer job search. The time and effort you invest now can
reap big rewards and even land you a new job before the fall."
About Randstad Canada: Randstad Canada is the Canadian leader for staffing, recruitment and HR
Services. As the only fully integrated staffing company in the country,
we understand the recruitment needs and demands of employers and job
seekers across all levels and industries. Through our insightful
knowledge of local markets, employment trends and global network of
recruitment experts, we are shaping the Canadian world of work. Visit randstad.ca
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