Speaking of energy, there is no place like the gym or even your local neighborhood to re-energize yourself with a physical activity you like to do. Pick what works for you and ease back into it. In no time, you’ll be looking forward to your ‘gym’ time again. Research shows time and again that exercise is great for your gray matter. And exercising in the morning revs you up and gets you motivated and ready to tackle the day.
Summer tends to be loose and unstructured. Plan your job search like it’s a job. Have specific daily tasks, add events to your calendar, get out from behind the computer or your mobile device and spend time doing real-world socializing with others.
RSVP to upcoming professional events. Find some here. Your university’s homecoming weekend or alumni events are great opportunities to network. Go ahead and introduce yourself to new parents at your kids’ soccer games or back-to-school nights. You never know, these introductions might lead to your next job, mentor or supportive friend.
Does your interview outfit need an update? Treat yourself while taking advantage of back-to-school sales to refresh your interview wardrobe with an updated style that fits well and makes you feel great! This really can change your outlook and get you pumped for getting serious once again with your back to the job search.
Moving out of summer mode can be hard. It’s helpful to do it slowly and give yourself a break. With these tips in mind, you’ll be back in the swing of things faster and easier. Sharpen those pencils, grab your power drink (i.e., coffee!) and make the best of this awesome time of year to find the right job for you.
Michelle Conn, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
Michelle is passionate about women succeeding in the workplace. She loves baseball, running and baking. She’s a dedicated non-profit board-member and volunteer. She calls the beach her happy place and is the mother of 3 boys.