Tips For Your Summer Job Hunt
Exams are done, and school is out for the summer. Now you're looking for that perfect summer job to continue to build your skills and earn some money!
Exams are done, and school is out for the summer. Now you’re looking for that perfect summer job to continue to build your skills and earn some money. Consider these tips as you job hunt:
- 1. Have an editor look over your resume. You’ve spent hours writing and formatting your resume to get it looking just right. When you read a document too many times, it is common to overlook typos and other errors. Have a fresh pair of eyes proofread your resume before you start handing it out. Tyndale students can enlist the help of editors from the Centre for Academic Excellence.
- 2. Apply, apply, and apply! The job market can be tough, especially for students who can only work full time during the summer. Don’t limit yourself by only applying to one or two positions. The more jobs you apply for, the more interviews you’re likely to have. Go to as many interviews as you can. The more practice you have in interview settings, the better!
- 3. Look for summer employment at your school. Tyndale offers a variety of job opportunities over the summer. Students work in the library, cafeteria, admissions office and more. Since Tyndale students are given priority, you have a much better chance of landing a position. Check out Tyndale Classifieds for summer job listings.
- 4. Use your connections. A lot of jobs are never even advertised – they are given to people through connections. Talk to everyone from your favourite professor, to your neighbour, to your friendly barista about what you are looking for. You never know which connections may get you in the door.