5 Helpful Tips for Job Seeking in the Summer Holidays
It’s often hard to feel productive in the Summer Holiday; the schools have broken up, you’re finding it difficult to get hold of people and it just seems as though there are 1001 other things you need to be doing. However, it’s important to remember that this quiet period perfectly lends itself to securing your dream position in September.
Here are our 5 top tips for job seeking in the Summer Holidays:
1. Update your CV
First things first, make sure that your CV is completely up to date with your current position, responsibilities and achievements – you never know when you’re going to need it so it’s best to be prepared. Also, make sure you get a second pair of eyes to check for any grammatical errors or make any minor improvements.
2. Expand Your Knowledge
This quiet period is perfect for developing your skills and broadening your horizons. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to improve your French, volunteer for a children’s charity, or maybe you can take this opportunity to read widely on your subject. Thanks to technology, you can access infinite resources from any location, whether it’s e-books, podcasts or a mobile app.
3. Make Yourself Known
If you want to signal to recruiters that you’re interested in new job opportunities, you’ll want to make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date by changing your settings to an active jobseeker. You can do this privately so that nothing gets broadcasted to your network. All you need to do is turn off “Notify Your Network” when you are editing your profile.
4. Take a Breath
Although we recommend being productive in the Summer Holidays, it’s equally important that you take a well-earned rest. Life is about balance and the Summer Holidays help ensure you’re fully ready and motivated to begin your dream position in September.
5. Ask Madison Reign
Finally, and most importantly, consider signing up with Madison Reign. Operating in and around London, we recruit for every role and subject in the school environment, including primary, secondary, nurseries and post-16 Colleges. Whether you’re looking for long-term, short-term, day to day supply or a permanent contract, we remove all the hassle that comes with filling out applications and help you find the perfect position.