Summer is quickly approaching, so if you’re searching for a temp job to keep you occupied and earn some extra cash, it’s time to start making a plan. Many companies hire extra staff to handle a seasonal influx or manage vacation schedules, so decide the type of job you’d like to secure and get to work.

Start Your Search Early

Jobs with the best companies are always a hot commodity, so if you want to secure a really great opportunity this summer, start searching now. The most highly-coveted positions always receive a large volume of applications, allowing hiring managers to fill them quickly. If you’re not able to start work yet, that’s okay, simply note the date you’re available on your application. The longer you wait, the fewer opportunities you’ll have to choose from, so don’t limit yourself by delaying.

Use a Staffing Partner

Having a recruiter on your team to help you find a great summer job can be an invaluable asset.  Recruiters have deep connections with local hiring managers, so they’re always in-the-know about which companies are hiring, and can help you find the right fit. Referrals from staffing agencies often carry more weight, because hiring managers know candidates have already been carefully vetted. Plus, many employers choose to work exclusively through staffing firms, so this is the only way you’ll hear about some opportunities.

Get Savvy With Social Media

No longer just an entertaining pastime, social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn can help you find a rewarding job this summer. Use these platforms to let your existing network know you’re trying to find a job and to connect with hiring managers in your field. Of course, before using social media for networking, you’ll want to make sure the content on your pages represents you in a positive and professional manner, so conduct an audit and delete anything that could be considered remotely inappropriate — such as posts of a political, religious or explicit nature.

Want to earn a steady paycheck this summer? PrideStaff Northern Kentucky is here to help you find temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire opportunities in Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties. Contact us today to get started!

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