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7 Career Boosters For The Summer

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Many people think about the next career move in the summer. The labor market is currently favorable and the number of new vacancies is increasing. The vacation time can therefore be used to think about a career switch .

Here are 6 tips that Robert Half recruitment and selection agency put together:

1. FOLLOW A TRAINING

Universities, colleges and training institutes at home and abroad offer the most diverse summer courses. The costs are often not that high and in some cases scholarships are available. If you opt for a well-known foreign educational institution, that will look good on your resume and a future employer will see this as proof of taking the initiative. In addition, during such a course you will meet all kinds of new people who also have relationships. You broaden your horizon and get a different view of the world.

2. USE LINKEDIN AND FACEBOOK

Use the social networks! Update your LinkedIn profile . Block private affairs on Facebook and ensure that these can only be seen by family and friends. Funny photos and texts don't look very professional .

3. MEET NEW PEOPLE

Networks for young professionals are a good source to meet interesting people. Register for departments, associations or other organizations that are linked to your profession. Drinks, meetings or other moments are also organized during the holiday period to bring people together.

4. UPDATE YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER

Take another critical look at your resume. Is it a dry list of jobs and training ? Turn it around and add what you have achieved at the relevant company, preferably with demonstrable results expressed in figures. Your own website or webpage is completely up-to-date, but remain serious and businesslike. Be alert for typos or other errors in the letter or resume and don't take any risks, but have a friend, family member or Careerwise expert Tessa read and review your resume again .

5. TIGHTEN THE TIES WITH OLD ACQUAINTANCES

Makes a list of former classmates, former colleagues, acquaintances and relations who are interesting in your field and invites them, for example through LinkedIn, to get in touch with you again. It is precisely in this quiet summer period in which everyone has a little more time that it's useful to invest in the collection and further expansion of existing relationships.

6. STAY POSITIVE

Even if you are often confronted with rejections, try to remain positive. Try to find out actively why you did not receive a certain position . Try not to regard a 'no' as a setback but as a step further towards the right job. If you have found the ideal job, those rejections are no longer important.

7. STAY ACTIVE

Join an association, work as a volunteer or go out with friends. In other words, make time for fun. Also don't forget to take enough exercise every day. It is an excellent way to reduce stress and free your mind.

In addition to these tips, you could also do research into jobs and employers that appeal to you. Or ask people around you what they think are your talents and which jobs and companies they recommend. Or ... What is your ultimate 'summer career tip'?

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