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The Summer Job Hunt - 4 Tips for Students

As students are entering their final exams, studying isn’t the only thing on their minds. Spring is the time of year when their focus shifts to finding summer employment. When I was a student, the summers helped me gain experience that has both contributed to my post-university job hunting success as well as pay for my tuition. Although some jobs weren’t as glamourous as others (I cringe as I think back to my brief stint going door to door with a lawn aerator offering core aeration services), they’ve all helped my personal and professional growth. Below, I have outlined some quick tips to help you with the summer job search.

Don’t Limit Yourself To Online Job Boards

Some people are surprised to find out that a large number of jobs aren’t posted. Seek out organizations you are interested in and send them your cover letter and resume. You never know what might come of it.

Use Keywords

Don’t send the same cover letter and resume to every job you apply for. Instead of blasting your information, consider tailoring your cover letter and resume to each position you are applying for. I may be time consuming, but the results will be well worth it.

Google Yourself

If you Google yourself, what comes up? If its Facebook pictures of dorm parties or Tweets about how much you hate your boss, you might want to consider taking them down. Employers often look at a potential hire’s social media accounts. Make sure the impression you leave is a favourable one.

Use Your Networks

Employers will often hire people they know or people that were referred to them. Your connections matter. Ask friends and family if they know anyone who might hire a student. They might be able to help you find a summer job.

If you have any questions about seeking summer employment, direct your questions to Ask A Recruiter ( and a member of our staff will answer them directly!


- Emily, Client & Candidate Engagement Coordinator


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