3 Low Stress Ways for Pios to Heat Up the Job Search this Summer

At the University of Denver about half of our new graduates have nailed down jobs or grad school admissions by the time they don the cap and gown and collect that diploma. If you’re just graduating, or if you’re an undergrad still seeking a job or internship, here are some suggestions that can help you get started.
  1. Talk Careers
Summer is a great time to network because people are more open and relaxed. Perhaps you see yourself working as an entry-level marketing professional come the fall. If so, start talking to marketing pros now.
Try informational interviewing. It’s really nothing more than picking someone’s brain whether at a great summer event, via the Net, or even at Kaladi’s on Evans Avenue over a latte. DU’s Pioneer Connect has almost 2000 alumni in various fields who have volunteered to do this very thing. They WANT to talk to you!  Check it out.
2. Be Active
Summer in the Rockies is not couch potato time. Check out the “Get Hired Now” job readiness boot camp coming in June. It’s free to DU grads! Three days of great workshops culminate in the All-Colorado Alumni Career Fair on June 16th at the Denver Tech Center. Learn more.
3. Leap in
“The idea that companies cut back on hiring in the summer is a myth,” says Patty Coffey, a partner at staffing firm Winter Wyman. “In fact, most employers fill job openings at the same pace, or even an increased pace, during the hottest months of the year.” The response times to applications may be slower due to vacations and time off, but give yourself an edge by jumping into the job-seeking pool while others are snoozing in their hammocks.