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Vol. 11, Issue 17 - April 23, 2012

Want to know how to get a job by summer? Abridged: Snagajob

GLEN ALLEN, VA -- If you're trying to get a summer job, the clock is ticking. Want to know how to get job by summer? Here's a shortlist of stuff you need to do to secure a job by summer.

  • Start searching now. Employers are starting to hire now. Unless you want to compete for whatever jobs are left when everyone else gets out for summer break, do yourself a favor and look for the right jobs, right now.
  • Focus on your strengths. Completely flexible schedule? Social media savvy? People person? Highly organized? Make sure potential employers know it. Even if you haven't had a job before, you have strong points as an employee. If you are having trouble figuring out what they are, ask your friends and family for input.
  • Present yourself well. Having an error-free job application and showing up on time and well-dressed to interviews is no longer a way to stand out, it's a way to make sure you don't get eliminated up front. There is a lot of competition for jobs, don't give employers any reason to overlook you, or they will.
  • Don't just search, ask. Make sure your family, friends and anyone else you can think of knows that you're looking for a job. You never know when knowing the right person will lead to a job. And if you had a job last summer, your last job should be your first stop; many managers are happy to hire an employee whom they know and won't have to spend time training.
  • Other Articles in This Issue:

    Advice for those thinking of a career change

    Confidentially post your resume online

    Turn your resume into a pitch for a job interview

    Secrets to job search success

    How to get 10 interview calls in 72 hours

    Job search engines help job seekers find work faster

    Tips for finding a job out-of-state

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