Top 10 resources for finding a summer job or internship


Just starting your hunt for a summer job or internship? Although many summer roles were filled earlier this year, we still have some great opportunities on

We’ve compiled the 10 best articles we have below to help you become the most competitive candidate possible.

1. How you can prepare now so you have a job come April

Danielle Lorenz outlines what you can do during the school year to find a summer job.  You’ve got to prep your resume and cover letter, but also consider where to look for a job, how to manage your digital footprint and how utilize social media to find a job.

2. How to make your email job application stand out

Lisa Wray talks to professionals to find out how to make sure your job application is not overlooked.  Write the perfect subject line, keep your email short and professional, and don’t forget to edit for spelling and grammar!

3. How to prevent your digital footprint from losing you an interview

Sophie Bifield gives some tips on how to avoid letting your online personal life affect your offline professional life.  First and foremost, Google yourself.  Clean up your Facebook, twitter, and other social networking websites.

4. Work to learn before you work to earn

Adam Weitner stresses the importance of meaningful career opportunities, even unpaid ones.  It may be easier to stay in a lucrative bartender job, but is that really what you want to be doing in the long run?  Evaluate opportunities based on what you are getting out of them and how they may help your future career.

5. Twenty-something: Advice from a former MuchMusic intern

Kristina Loschiavo writes about Melissa McClelland’s internship at MuchMusic.  Melissa learned about the importance of making connections, acting professionally, building relationships, and the rewards of an internship.

6. Three tactics to finding a new job

Kevin Donlin highlights the importance of time management, tweeting and blogging faster, and minding The Gap when on the job hunt.  Managing your time, utilizing social media to build an online presence, and looking at your job search based on how far you’ve come, not how far you have to go, are important considerations for a successful job search.

7. Which 3 qualities are essential to entry-level job search success?

Cathy Keates explains why persistence, a commitment to networking, and flexibility are important for finding a job.  Toughing through the difficult times, making viable connections, and being open to a variety of opportunities will help you find a better job faster.

8. Phone etiquette for student and new grad job seekers

Matthew Warzel walks us through basic job hunting phone etiquette.  Always sound professional, don’t forget to introduce yourself at the start of a call, and leave a detailed, carefully worded message.  And don’t bother recruiters—if you fit the job, they will call you.

9. The 5 best ways to land your resumé in the trash

Jessica Holbrook outlines the 5 biggest mistakes on a resumé that might cost you the interview.  Leaving out a cover letter, using objectives instead of a career summary, not using a sales pitch, leaving out keywords, and grammatical errors are big no-nos.

10. How to conduct an informational interview

Nicole Wray explains how to explore potential career paths by conducting informational interviews.  She discusses where to meet, what to talk about, and how to follow up with contacts.

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