Preparing for recruiting season

It’s easy to assume that recruiting will be easier this fall. However, there are steps you can take to make sure you’re really ready to dive right into recruiting as soon as you step back on campus.

1. Contact your advisory board: share your experiences from the summer, and what you are recruiting for now. This is also a good time to reconnect with other people in your network you haven’t been in touch with for a while. If you need help refining or crafting one, here is some advice

2. Update LinkedIn: connect with people you met this summer and take the time to update your profile: overhaul your summary to showcase your voice, add your summer position, and ensure that any new skills or experiences are well-illustrated.

3. Finalize your resume: during Week 64, we talked about the updates that you should be making as summer progressed; now is the time to pull all those new bullet points together to create a resume that will help you land the right job for you!

4. Relax: get some sleep, while you still can! Have some fun – spend the last few weeks before chaotic recruiting starts making the kind of memories and stories that will make for good interview answers when companies are assessing your fit.

5. Spend some money: remember, job-hunting requires that you invest in yourself. Click here for our thoughts on six investments you can make in yourself as you prepare for recruiting.