Staying motivated in your job search through the summer months can be difficult. Everyone would rather be soaking up the sun on the beach, fishing, vacationing at the cabin or just relaxing outdoors, but it is very important that job seekers continue their search if they are serious about obtaining employment. In order to lessen the time spent on job searching everyday, Director of Career Services at Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville Amber Conrade offers a variety of tools that can be used by job seekers.
First of all, utilize your campus career services department! Whether it is your first day of school, you are close to graduating or have been graduated for years, the career services department is here to help. We can assist you with all aspects of your job search including document preparation, interviewing skills, networking, finding job leads and more. If you haven’t already set up an account on career connect, a free job posting site for employers and job board for students as well as alumni, visit the website or contact your career services department for instructions.
Secondly, use LinkedIn to connect with your personal network and expand your connections. LinkedIn is a great way to get company-specific information, connect with professionals in the field you are interested in, and stay up to date with industry trends. Networking is an extremely important part of your job search and one of the quickest ways to get hired so make sure you are keeping your profile up to date, error free and making new connections.
The final piece of advice is to use job search engines such as Indeed that pull open positions from a variety of job webpages. By searching Indeed you will ultimately get positions from Monster, Career Builder, Star Tribune Jobs and more. It is the fastest way to search multiple listings in the shortest amount of time.
For more information on how to make the most out of your career search, contact your campus’ career services department.