Searching for a summer job
Tips to help you maximize your employment prospects
1. Assess your skills
When looking for a job, it is important to know what skills you currently have and which skills you would like to learn. Below is a list of skills for you to consider. Which skills can you offer to a potential employer?
2. Create or update your resume
A well-crafted resume will encourage an employer to contact you for an interview. If you submit several resumes and do not get a response from an employer, you may want to consider revising the content and/or format of your resume. For assistance on how to compose a resume you can refer to the SAVTI Employment Handbook.
When looking for a job it is a great idea to tell EVERYONE you know that you are looking for work. Each family member and friend in your network is a possible connection to a work opportunity. Make a list of everyone you know and tell them that you are currently looking for a summer job.
4. Track your applications
When looking for a job, it helps to be organized by keeping track of all of the places where you have applied. Below is an example of a chart you can use to track your submitted applications.
5. Get ready to interview
When you start applying for jobs, it is reasonable to expect that you will be invited to interview. Preparing ahead of time can help you save time and calm any nervousness that you may have. Three things you can do to prepare in advance of an interview are:
If you would like support to find a summer job, please contact your SAVTI Counsellor who can help you develop a job search plan and connect you with helpful resources.