With the summer holidays just starting, most students have a nice long break to look forward to before the next term begins. If you’re hoping to be proactive, finding a summer job is a fantastic way to gain new skills and earn yourself some extra money. To help out, we’ve put together a guide on how to find seasonal work with us here at Unitemps.
1. Don’t wait
One complication for University students is that you may be looking for a summer job that’s in a different city from where you are now. Unitemps has 18 offices across the UK so there are plenty of opportunities to find something closer to home.
Distributing your CV early can also give you an advantage over others. It shows you are organised and sets you up with a better chance of finding something more long term.
2. Register on the website, 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.
3. De-clutter and refresh your CV
Having an up-to-date CV is really important when it comes to job hunting. We recommend tailoring it to the role you are applying for by highlighting any skills you have that the employer is looking for. Have a read through our guide for more useful tips on getting your CV noticed.
4. Broaden your horizons
If you’re working towards employment in a certain field, it’s useful to find a summer internship or job that will help you get there. If it doesn’t work out that way, consider the experience you could gain from working in an alternative role.
Learning about a different industry may lead you to consider new careers and many jobs give you a range of transferable skills that will bring value to any position. Don’t rule out jobs that may not seem like a perfect match.
5. Review everything before submitting
This might seem obvious, but many people don’t check through before they submit an application. Keep in mind that once you hit that button, your information is sent to the recruiter directly. First impressions are important, so make the best one possible when you apply by making sure there are no errors in your application.
6. Be professional
A bad impression sticks so ensure you are remembered for the right reasons. Dress appropriately and don’t forget to research the company. They’ll probably ask what you know about them in the 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? Find your local branch or speak to one of our friendly consultants.
Last updated on 16 June 2021Share this article