With the summer season just around the corner, most students are looking forward to a well-deserved break before the September term begins. Whether you are looking to be proactive and start saving before the autumn term or learn transferrable skills and earn extra spending money over the summer, Unitemps have made finding summer jobs a whole lot easier with our guide to finding seasonal work.
Decide what kind of work experience you want
If you are working towards a degree in a competitive field, it can be a good idea to use the summer to gain some valuable experience, or even test a career path that you have always considered but want to give a trial run before you graduate.
Landing a summer job will give you a chance to learn what you excel at, understand what roles are right for you and will eventually help to steer your job search once you graduate. At Unitemps, we have a range of exciting summer internships available, offering experiences in a range of sectors, from marketing and content coordinators to legal internships at recognised solicitors. Browse our internships here.
Perhaps you would rather spend your summer learning transferable skills and expanding your networks? Part-time roles at Unitemps could provide the perfect opportunity to fit working around your summer plans. In recent months, we have placed Unitemps candidates at some of the most anticipated events of the summer, such as the MOBO Awards, the upcoming Commonwealth Games, and various other events across the UK. Browse our part-time roles here.
Update your CV, sooner rather than later
Refresh your CV with your most up-to-date contact details, employment history, skills and relevant experience. It’s best to get this done as early as possible as summer jobs are very competitive. If your CV is ready to go, you can be amongst the first applicants. We recommend tailoring your CV to the role that you are applying for, ensuring you have highlighted any skills you have that the employer is looking for. Have a read through our guide for useful tips on getting your CV noticed.
Register online and search our latest vacancies
If you’re not already registered with Unitemps, this should be one of the first steps you take. With new opportunities posted daily, there’s no reason why you won’t be able to find something to suit you.
Review everything before submitting
You might be shocked to hear this, but a surprising amount of people don’t check through their applications before they apply! First impressions count, so make the best one possible when you apply by making sure there are no errors in your application.
Be professional during your interview
Been invited to interview? Congratulations! You are one step closer to landing your summer job. Now you need to ensure that you are remembered for the right reasons. Dress appropriately and don’t forget to research the company thoroughly – they’ll probably ask what you know about them in the interview. Have a read through nine of our best tips for a successful job interview.
Finally, good luck! Finding summer work isn’t always easy but having something to show for your time off will certainly be worth it.
Are you ready to start looking for your summer job? Unitemps have 18 branches across the UK. Find your local branch or speak to one of our friendly consultants.
Last updated on 15 June 2022Share this article