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No Day at the Beach

Updated: Jun 30, 2023

There is no vacation for job seekers

➔ Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Kids are off school and most everyone you know has just returned from, is presently on, or is preparing to go on vacation. Everyone but you.

You’re looking for a job. Some people may think that being out of work is just like being on vacation. You know better. Monday through Friday are job-search days. Saturday and Sunday you’re checking your emails, texts, etc. to see if some HR person or recruiter has discovered you. And, while you’re at it, you might as check some jobs boards and LinkedIn.

Will it ever stop?

You can leave a job for a two-week vacation or a three-day holiday weekend. You can clock out at 5:00 p.m. and leave it all behind. But a job search never really goes away.

Take heart. Summer is a great time to be looking for work. Many industries slow down for the summer meaning that HR staffs and recruiters have more time on their hands. That’s time that could be spent talking to you through real or informational interviews. With that extra time that they have, they have more time to look at your resume.

It’s also a good time for you to “circle back” and check in with contacts you’ve made over the past several months to let them know you’re still looking and to discover if they have anything new to share with you.

Let’s not forget your neighborhood – air-conditioned – library. That special haven is still there with volumes of information on companies, industries and positions as well as classes for advanced learning, etc. Bone up on companies now so that you’ll be ready to rock’n’roll when the job market wakes from its summer slumber.

Sure, it sucks not to have a vacation, but it’s also an opportunity to use your time well. Take advantage of it.


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