What To Do In Summer?
So, your exams will soon be over and you’ll have the whole summer ahead of you…what now?
Volunteering looks great on your CV and higher education applications as well as providing a fun and rewarding way to pass the time throughout the summer holidays. To find opportunities in Dorset check out Volunteering in Dorset or search any charities you would like to get involved in and see what opportunities they have on offer. Most volunteering opportunities are flexible to suit you so they can fit around other responsibilities in your life.
Get a Part-Time Job
A part time job gives you work experience that is crucial to securing a job in the future, gives you the opportunity to learn skills and earn money at the same time. The best way to find a part time job is hand in your CV to local businesses, shops, restaurants and coffee shops. If they have any job opportunities they will most likely have a sign up somewhere or they will tell you and even if they don’t, your CV will be kept for when they do have jobs going. However as we move more into a digital world, businesses now like to post vacancies on their Facebook pages. Having a part time job makes finding another job a lot easier as well as giving you the opportunity to have a good reference from an employer.
Get an Internship
You may think it’s a little late to secure a summer internship but there are always opportunities going! Internships are mostly unpaid but undoubtedly make your CV stand out, helping you in the future as well as giving you real experience in a particular job field. When looking for a last minute placement the best websites to use, aside from Google, are Employment for Students, Rate My Placement and Student Job. Once you’ve began searching make sure you find an opportunity that was posted recently as one that was posted a few months ago is more than likely filled by now. But it doesn’t hurt to apply and see whether the post has been filled. Alongside using the websites provided you can browse LinkedIn for opportunities posted by businesses and email or phone companies to enquire about any current internships.
Whatever you decide, it is sure to help your CV, future and personal and professional skills.