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Despite the health crisis, the hunt is on for summer jobs

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To afford leisure time, finance part of their studies or take their first steps on the labor market, thousands of students leave each year in search of seasonal employment. But it is still necessary to unhook it …

Target sectors in demand

While the competition is usually tough, the hunt for summer jobs promises to be particularly difficult this year, due to the health crisis. Between a strong demand on the part of students, and necessarily fewer offers due to the restrictions imposed on certain flagship sectors of seasonal employment, we will have to fight.

In terms of research sectors, mass distribution, hotels, campsites and holiday centers, as well as shops are the sectors to be favored. Likewise, if the cultural domain and the restoration are particularly damaged, do not neglect these avenues either. The announcement of the holding of certain festivals and the prospect of easing the measures could lead to a need for additional staff during the summer period.

The good addresses

To get a contract, it is from February and March that you have to go hunting. First reflex, go to Jobs-ete.com, the official public site. If the events of the Youth Information network had to be canceled due to the health crisis, you can still find details of the forums organized online.

Also consult the offer of jobs to be filled by region and get advice on how to promote your application. In need of arms every summer, farmers can also offer a job for the summer holidays. Find these offers on the dedicated Yojob-agriculture.fr site.

How to prepare?

When it comes time to get started, it is essential to cement your CV and take care of your cover letters. You must first take stock of your skills: in the absence of professional experience, you must know how to highlight your strengths and assets by using, for example, your hobbies and extracurricular activities. Then target your desires. Even if it’s a short-term job, as much as you like it and be useful to you.

It is then advisable to mobilize its network. To find a summer job, consult job posting sites and ask your relatives, who undoubtedly know a business in need of staff for the summer. And finally, you have to anticipate, because seasonal jobs are often filled several months in advance.

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