The Tough Summer Job Market

We all know that the job market is tight. Fortunately, most of us in public education have relatively stable jobs (it’s not like we’re running out of kids). But what about our students and our graduating students who might be looking for summer work to earn some money for college, what does their job market look like? Today’s episode of CNN Student News features a great segment about why this summer’s job market will be the toughest it has been in decades. What the video doesn’t do is explain what students can do to give themselves the best chance of getting a job. For summer job ideas and interview tips read below the video.

Sacha Chua writes a great blog that often contains tips for Generation Y job seekers. Sacha has produced a great slideshow about how social media can influence your work and workplace. Sacha also posted today, a list of great tips for networking at conferences. The tips she listed could easily be applied to a job fair setting.

Mashable produced a list of 40+ Places to Sell Your Designs Online. In March I wrote a blog post about the list and suggested that it could be a good place for art students to find part-time work.

Lindsey Pollak who writes for ABC News on Campus published a list of 10 Easy Ways to Find a Job During Winter Break. The ideas in that article could be applied to a student’s summer job search.

Finally, if a student does get a job interview, they may want to review the advice offered in a January episode of CNN Student News, get a haircut.


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