If you're getting ready to go back to college, it's not too early to line up a part-time job or internship for the fall. In fact, you may be able to get hired before you even set foot on campus. Employers are often willing to interview long distance via phone or Skype in order to have workers ready to start when school begins.
Top Six Ways to Find a Job Before School Starts
Check Out Part Time Jobs for College Students
If you spend a little time digging for the right kind of part time jobs, you'll end up saving yourself time when you find a job that leaves you with enough time to get your school work done, too. Decide what you want to do before you start looking for employment, and check out these top 15 part time jobs for college students to get some ideas.
Connect With Your Career Office
Most career offices have databases of jobs and internships. Request access to your school's job listings, so you can get your applications submitted. Need help with resume and cover letter writing? Career office advisors can help with that, too, and you can get assistance over the summer prior to the busy start of the semester.
Check for Campus Jobs
Check with your student employment office to see what jobs are available on-campus. You'll find job listings for current students, and many have flexible hours where you can work around your school schedule.
Create or Update Your Resume
Your resume is going to be what impresses the hiring manager. Here's what to include in a resume for college students and recent graduates, plus resume writing tips and advice.
Write a Cover Letter
A well thought out cover letter will show employers that you are a motivated candidate and place a high value on their employment opportunity. Here's how to write one.
Tips for Finding an Internship
There are many resources available for finding internships. Networking, attending career fairs, contacting employers, and looking for internship listings are ways to begin conducting your search. Here's how from About.com Guide to Internships, Penny Loretto.
About.com Video Tips
Here is a selection of videos just for college students that will help you get the job you need for the fall:
- Common College Job Interview Questions
- How to Find an Internship
- Phone Interview Tips
- Tips for Finding IT Internships
- When to Start Looking for Internships
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