Summer is no time to take your foot off the job-search gas pedal
According to USA Today, summer 2021 “officially” began at 11:32 p.m. EDT last night.
If you didn’t notice the difference when you rolled out of bed this morning, don’t be alarmed. When you get right down to it, it’s just another day.
Yet it does carry some intangible significance. Nat King Cole sang about the “Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer” and for some, that is precisely what it is.
For the job seeker, however, that is precisely what it isn’t.
The good news is that many job seekers view summer as a time to take some time away from their searches and take it easy. Their rationale usually revolves around slower business activity, many contacts away on vacation and additional non-search demands put upon them by family and friends.
Why is this good news for job seekers?
In case you weren’t paying attention, that means less competition for the serious job seeker – a distinct advantage. This is a time to take advantage of all the rich opportunities summer offers for networking – one-on-one and in groups – with friends and strangers.
This is especially true this year. As the pandemic restrictions are slowly being lifted, people who can help you in your job search are yearning for the chances to get out and mix & mingle, face-to-face with other people outside of their comfort zones. They are craving to speak with other people – even job seekers.
And lest you forget, networking is – far and away – the way that most people find jobs.