Improve your chances of getting a Summer Job


Life Beyond School

Now that exams are over, many if not most students will be thinking about getting a summer job or work placement. However, as many of you would have found, it’s just not as easy as all that.

A recent blog post by a student on the Guardian complaining about the Catch 22 of “No Experience- = No Job, No Job = No Experience”, highlights all the troubles of getting a summer job quite nicely. However, we’re more of a solution site!

Though rejection after rejection may come to you inbox (or no reply at all in many cases), you shouldn’t give up, but rather, assess what you’ve done up to this point, and what you could change to improve your chances.

Get organised

Organising your applications is a key step towards success. Make a table of:

  • all the places you want to apply to,
  • when the deadline is,
  • what stage…

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